Thursday Travel Tails!

Welcome to our final Thursday Tail for 2016. This week we are going to share the beautimous state of Oregon with you.  Since we live so close to Oregon and have done a few posts on it before, some of these sights might look a bit familiar!

We did get to drive through the eastern part of Oregon which we had never seen before!

This is where we stopped at one of the only inland Rest Areas!

It was raining, so Mama didn't get to get any pictures of us posing outside...In fact, is was raining so hard,  she is lucky we went outside at all!
from the Mama: We drove through rain showers for most of our drive over the Blue Mountains and the interior Rest Areas, the one Rest Area where we did stop was under construction. This rest area was well patrolled and safe it wasn't as clean as the previous rest areas in Idaho but not as dirty as some of the California Rest Areas.

Oregon is probably one of our favorite states because it has a little bit of everything! From mountains to the ocean...cities to country, you can find it all in Oregon!

In eastern Oregon they had lots of trees, mountains and very cool bridges like this one!

We told Mama that we have to bring Daddy back to Eastern Oregon so we can go on some of these trails when it isn't rainy!

Aren't the trees and flowers pretty??!!

Once we were over the mountains we followed the Columbia River, which also has cool bridges...

..and artsy views for Mama to take pictures of!!

Here is Horsetail Falls, about 40 minutes or so east of Portland!!

We stayed overnight in a La Quinta in Salem, Oregon right outside of Portland. 
For some reason we didn't take any pictures of it or us in it. 
From Mama: The LQ in Salem, OR was not one of my favorites. The parking was wacky (hard to get in and out of parking spaces), it was right next to a Costco (the parking lots were connected) and there wasn't any place close to safely take Dory and Arty on a longer walk.  If you are ever in this area, and want to stay at a LQ, I would recommend the Woodburn, LQ and not this one. Better yet, go visit Wyatt's Blog
his peeps have stayed at some great dog friendly hotels in Oregon!

The next day we continued west, making a short stop for Mama to see this cool Covered Bridge! They have lots of Covered Bridges in Oregon and we have heard Mama talking about a "Covered Bridge Tour" she might be taking us on soon!! Something to look forward to reading about in the 2017 Travel Tail season!!

Finally, we made it to Arty's Ocean!!

Oregon has some of the most breath taking views of Arty's ocean!!

...and I bet you'll never guess what else they have lots of...

Yep...LIGHTHOUSES!!!  This is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse

This is Mama's favorite Oregon Lighthouse,
 the Hacida Head Lighthouse!

Mama took lots and lots of pictures.
 I know how surprised everyone is to hear that, BOL

We even got to go for a long walkie around it before heading back to California!!

We have had ever so much fun sharing our travels with you this year, thank you so much for joining us!

Travel Tails will be back in 2017!
We wonder where the road will take us next summer!!

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Bouncing Bertie said...

Oregon looks totally perfect. Thanks for the tour!
Toodle pip!

Mark Muller said...

that was great to travel with you... the bridges are just wonderful!... is that the salem from mr. knigs stories about witches and vampires?

Emma said...

Oregon is a beautiful state. Maybe one day we will make it out that way.

Sandra said...

I have never been to Orgegon and also have never seen it in photos on blogs. awesome beauty every where you look. wow.... I had no idea how beautiful it is

Julie said...

Oh wow, you do go on sum AMAZING adventures...and that beach is just pawsome!!!!
My peeps were finking of doing a visit to the US, you do realise all these wonderful places you show are making it harder fur them to decide where to visit over the Pond! (Butt, then they shouldn't be going anyways...WIVOUT me!)
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Christmas said...

Looks like Oregon is a fun place to be! I've stayed in a LaQuinta the night before a dog show in Alabama...because of it's dog friendly policy, the next morning when my mom took me out to pee before the show, there were literally dozens of show dogs also going out! It was a cool sight to see!

Millie and Walter said...

It looks like you all had fun in Oregon. Thanks for taking us along on such a beautiful adventure.

Sully said...

The photos are pawesome! I love bridges and lighthouses.

Aroo to you,

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY CATS Oregon is for sure a gorgeous state. Mom and Dad want to visit Oregon and Washington sometime. We have a friend in Bandon, OR too.
This might have been our favorite state you visited too
hugs madi your bfff

Moth said...

Wow what beautiful photos. Oregon looks a lovely place to visit. Loved to see those beaches and lighthouses. Thank you for sharing that pawsome adventure - nose licks and love from Moth xx

Casey said...

Momma smiled REAL big at that picture of the Columbia River. She said she knows it well, she's rafted down it a gajillion times in Oregon Trail (the video game). BOL!

Murphy said...

We love Oregon and have been there more times than any other place. We hope we see you all there for the total eclipse!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

The Army of Four said...

Oooh, Oregon looks so pretty!!! We love that covered bridge!

Marg said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous scenery. Lots to see. Love the covered bridge. It was all just terrific. Thanks for this great report.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So many different things to see in beautiful Oregon. It seems like they have had a lot of rain. And oh what gorgeous photos of the ocean!!! Thanks for sharing.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Dachshund Nola said...

How gorgeous!

Molly and Mackie said...

We have never been to Oregon but we sure would love to go!