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Beach Sunset on 4/13/13.

Beach Sunset on 4/13/13.

Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to spend our birthdays at my aunt’s cabin in Neskowin, on the Oregon Coast. It was the perfect weekend, and we managed to luck out with some fantastic weather!

The morning of 4/13/13, clouds in the distance but sun overhead!

The morning of 4/13/13, clouds in the distance but sun overhead!

Our journey started out with a pitstop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory along Highway 101. This is something I have always wanted to do, growing up about 2 hours away it seemed like everyone had been there except for me. Not anymore!

Leaving the Factory with Tillamook Ice cream in hand! Grandma's Cake Batter and Cinnamon Bun, both excellent choices.

Leaving the Factory with Tillamook Ice cream in hand! Grandma’s Cake Batter and Cinnamon Bun, both excellent choices.

Tours are free and self-guided. You basically get to look through a glass window and see what’s going on in the factory down below. But I think the real reason people go is for the free samples and the awesome store/cafe with every flavor of Tillamook you could ever imagine!

The samples at Tillamook Cheese Factory.

The samples at Tillamook Cheese Factory.

Did you know April is grilled cheese month? Lucky us...We tried the "Dreamiest Grilled Cheese Plus" Tillamook PepperJack and Vintage White Extra Sharp cheese with roasted red peppers, prosciutto, Dijon mustard and pickle relish all grilled on hazelnut bread.

Did you know April is grilled cheese month? Lucky us…We tried the “Dreamiest Grilled Cheese Plus” Tillamook PepperJack and Vintage White Extra Sharp cheese with roasted red peppers, prosciutto, Dijon mustard and pickle relish all grilled on hazelnut bread.

Famous cheese curds to bring home!

Famous cheese curds to bring home!

After Tillamook we made the attempt to go toย Cape Meares State Park, but the road leading out to it was closed. I wasn’t sure if there was an alternate route (thanks Siri for not helping at all), but at this point it had started to rain and I figured that’s what the rest of our weekend was going to look like, but we still decided to take a second detour to Munson Creek Falls, a super easy hike to the tallest waterfall in the Coastal Range. It wasn’t raining there!Munson Creek Fallsmunson falls

Our final stop before arriving at the cabin in Neskowin was in Pacific City, a small surf town with a few little restaurants and stores.

Pacific City Beach, plus a very happy dog with a giant stick.

Pacific City Beach, plus a very happy dog with a giant stick.

We decided to grab a quick drink and takeout at the Pelican Pub in Pacific City before heading out of civilization (Neskowin has 1 store and restaurant which are currently closed for construction). The Pelican Pub brews their own excellent beer and has a pretty extensive menu for such a small town. We opted for the shrimp pizza with a salad.

Our takeout from the Pelican Pub in Pacific City.

Our takeout from the Pelican Pub in Pacific City.

We woke up on Saturday and realized it was no longer raining! So, we spent most of the gorgeous day on the beach, relaxing and enjoying the scenic views.

4/13/13 morning beach walk.

4/13/13 morning beach walk.

Otto loved the beach and was off leash running after his ball most of the time!

Otto loved the beach and was off leash running after his ball most of the time!

Our awesome digs for the weekend.

Our awesome digs for the weekend.

Pretty Tiles in my aunt's cabin.

Pretty Tiles in my aunt’s cabin.

Gorgeous day, Happy dog.

Gorgeous day, Happy dog.

The houses in Neskowin are so cute, I would love to do this Bottlewalk project someday in my yard!

The houses in Neskowin are so cute, I would love to do this Bottlewalk project someday in my yard!

Sunset view, just steps away from the cabin.

Sunset view, just steps away from the cabin.

I want to go back right now. It was such a beautiful and relaxing time, and I am very Thankful Jordan and I got to spend our birthday weekend here! I am still amazed the weather Gods blessed us, because it apparently hailed in Seattle over the weekend. Oregon Coast, I am missing you so much right now and it has only been a few days!

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