Agates & Cheese on the Oregon Coast

Last Sunday we decided to take a trip to the coast to see Cape Meares and to visit the Tillamook Cheese factory along the way.


Tillamook Cheese prides itself on being a local company that is farmer owned.


We watched orange blocks of heavenly delight get sliced, inspected, and sealed into bags as they rolled down tracks.  Then, of course, we brought home blocks of cheese from the gift store.


On the way to Cape Meares we passed through the town of Oceanside and pulled over to explore the beach.


The experience is nothing like the beaches in Florida and it’s quite breathtaking.

While we were there we saw a crowd picking through the rocks as the tides came in and out. They were hunting for agates!  We stopped for a bit to see if we could find some for ourselves and soon had our own little collection.


Cape Meares features a beautiful state park with rocky ocean views and Sitka Spruce forest with short hikes.  One particular tree, named the Octopus tree, was quite impressive.



Huge-mongeous trees!


And I grew hair!


Ok… I’m just being silly.  Well, that’s all for this time!


2 thoughts on “Agates & Cheese on the Oregon Coast

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s