Yesterday I got to spend an incredible day at the coast with one of my besties. From the valley we drove west to Waldport, and then headed south on the 101. Our first stop was for lunch at the Drift Inn Cafe in Yachats. On the outside this place doesn’t look like much, but the inside is absolutely charming with an array of colorful umbrellas hanging from the ceiling and mystical mermaids painted on the walls. And the food…oh man, the food is absolutely delicious. It was National Pie Day, so to celebrate I ordered the chicken pot pie, and I would definitely order it again.
After lunch we ventured further down the 101 where we pulled off at Cape Perpetua, home of the famous Thor’s Well. The tide was up pretty high, and it was pretty rainy, so I didn’t venture too close. I would love to go back sometime this summer though. This is an awesome stop along the Oregon coast.
One thing I love about day trips with no real agenda is the opportunity it gives you to stop and explore things you might have otherwise whizzed on by. The only thing we had planned for the day was to visit the Sea Lion Caves in Florence. I hadn’t been here since I was a kid, and it is a pretty impressive thing to see. There were literally hundreds of sea lions in the caves!
And it almost never a trip without the infamous abandoned building photo 🙂 It was a really great day with a really great friend.