I love sunny summer days filled with road trips, fun music and a lot of laughter! Being a mum of a toddler I wasn’t sure how my little on would fair on a long journey so we have been holding off on any road trips since the little guy was born. This year we thought we would do something small and see how he does. We decided to head down the coast into Washington and Oregon, our first stop was Great Wolfe Lodge – our little man absolutely loved it! If you have children who adore swimming this is a haven for them, with lots of slides for every age, activities and a big play structure it is fun for all ages. It is definitely catered to the kids so don’t expect any fancy meal options, but there is a Starbucks on site should you need your coffee fix.
We spent to nights at the lodge, after that we drove 2.5 hours down the coast to Cannon Beach. Hands down one of the most beautiful beaches and my favourite part of our trip. It is definitley a kid haven. With an endless sandy beach and a long incoming tide it is great for splashing feet and lots of running around. The only downfall I would say is the lack of parking, a little driving around to find a spot on the side of the road. We went mid week but I imagine weekends would be a nightmare. My hubby made a cute video of our oregon travels check it out!
After our day at the beach we headed into Portland for the night. I love Portland, it is a friendly city with great street food. We had some amazing tacos at a little food truck we stumbled upon that evening. The next morning we were up early and off to the Oregon Zoo. Another awesome kid friendly adventure. The Oregon Zoo boasts the worlds largest elephant lands, which makes for an unforgettable experience. I absolutely loved it! Lots of education for the little ones. At the end of the day after lots of sunscreen and way too much sun, we headed back to the hotel for a quick clean up then dinner and doughnuts! My brother told us about Voodoo Doughnuts so we head to check it out. A crazy cool ecletic space with some awesome treats, we bought a whole box and took them home with us as a fun surprise for my bro.
Overall we had an amazing time and so did our little one. Kiyan did really well with the driving and it was a great mini summer vacation.
I hope you enjoy some family time this summer!