Thursday morning we spent exploring Newport, Oregon. They have a beautiful town on the bay with lots of cute shops, restaurants, and seafood markets.
|These sea lions were sleeping right beside the dock. We heard them barking the night before but couldn't see them...Thursday morning, there they were!|
|Kellan and daddy on the dock|
|Mommy and Kellan on the docks...it was a foggy morning. There is a really pretty bridge but its hard to see.|
|A better picture of the bridge|
|There are two lighthouses in Newport. This one is Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and is located near the port and bay.|
|A mural on one of the buildings along the bay.|
|Lots of crab pots ready to use...|
We left Newport and kept driving south down the coast. We stopped along the way to check out more lighthouses, other attractions, and viewpoints.
|This is the opening of the cave from up above.|
|Next we stopped at Mo's for lunch. There were Mo's all over the Oregon coast and they specialize in chowder. We figured we had to stop and eat at one since we had passed so many.|
|I got the fish tacos and Michael got some kind of seafood platter (I think...I'm really not sure what he ordered). The chowder was good...my fish tacos were OK. It was a decent place just not anywhere I would go out of my way to eat again.|
|Kellan fell asleep in the car after lunch. This is his whale that we bought him after our whale sighting :)|
|Mommy trying to cuddle with Kellan in the sand...|
Kellan loved playing (and eating) the sand. I found sand in all of the folds and crevices of his clothes and I dumped out a pile from my own shoes.
We stopped for the night in Coos Bay and ate at a fabulous restaurant called the Coach House. It was kind of away from the downtown and off the beaten path but it had good reviews online so we decided to try it. I'm so glad we did. They had an inside bar area but they have turned a greenhouse into an outdoor restaurant full of flowers and hanging baskets. We ate in the greenhouse and not only was the restaurant itself unique but they had fantastic food. If you are ever in Coos Bay, Oregon we highly recommend it!
|Our waitress was SO NICE and even brought Kellan his own little "The Coach House" apron to keep. He was over picture time by this point and just wanted to eat everything in sight.|
|I don't even remember what Michael had...prawns and something, twice baked potato, and vegetables|
|I definitely remember what I had! Cilantro chicken with Monterrey jack cheese, twice baked potato, and mixed vegetables.|
This was the end of a looooong but full Day 2. I can't believe all of this was just Day 2...we were really moving! Come back tomorrow to find out what we did after we left the coast and headed inland!