Jenn and I have a tradition of going away somewhere nice for our wedding anniversary. This year, for our 24th anniversary, we spent two nights at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat, a bit south of Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast.
The inn has a rather nice building:
Here’s the back, with the dining room in the center:
The common area inside, where they serve wine & cheese in the evenings:
Common area fireplace:
Common area nook in the pointy bit:
The reverse angle of the room:
A dollhouse in the corner:
A glimpse of the ocean from our window:
The first night, we went to Mo’s in Cannon Beach, a favorite eatery specializing in clam chowder and other seafood:
I had chicken strips, Jenn had clam chowder:
Sunset after dinner:
Saturday morning started with a tasty breakfast at the inn, with three courses:
Then we headed back to Cannon Beach to wander the shops. We got a bag of saltwater taffy:
Jenn got some yarn, but we resisted buying stuff from the several other arts & crafts stores. We had an unremarkable burger (or fish & chips for Jenn) for lunch.
We took a quick look at the Hug Point beach, but couldn’t check out the caves due to high tide:
We continued south to Manzanita, and wandered their shops down to the beach:
It’s a nice little town; we might stay there next time we go to the coast.
We ended our walk at a wine bar, and enjoyed a couple of glasses and some snacks sitting outdoors by the fire:
For dinner, we drove north to Seaside and got some takeout pizza, and ate it in the truck while watching the waves at a lookout:
An excellent day!
This morning, again a tasty three-course breakfast at the inn (though I forgot to take a picture of the dessert):
Then we headed home, via Costco.
It was a most enjoyable mini-vacation. The weather was rainy off-and-on, but held off while we were walking around, which made that more pleasant. We really should go to the coast more often; it’s been a decade since our last stay, and many years since the last day-trip.