San Francisco to Bend, OR

Back in June, Rob and I were fortunate enough to be able to take a couple of weeks to explore a few wonderful spots in the Pacific Northwest. It was my first trip to the west coast, and it felt something akin to taking a long, cleansing exhale. What a graceful, beautiful place. We flew into San Francisco, rented a car, and drove north, hitting up Sonoma, Mendocino, and Cannon Beach, Oregon. To give our eyes some reprieve from those ugly, ugly ocean views, we headed east and stopped in Portland and, finally, Bend. We saw some unbelievable sights and devoured some delicious food and met some really interesting people. Mendocino completely stole my heart, as did the Oregon coast, and all in all, I count it as a win that I was even able to get on the plane to come home. Is the west coast truly the best coast? Well, I’ll just say that it put on a pretty bang-up show.