A Must See: Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

IMG_2592My favorite flower is a toss-up between a tulip and a hydrangea. Fortunately, they grow during different seasons, so I get to enjoy them both for quite a while!

Even though I was born and raised in Oregon, I feel like there are so many things that I’ve waited too long to go see and do. One of those is the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn! I’d heard about it for so long, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally made it up there.

It is SO BEAUTIFUL. We’ve gone up every spring since we first visited. You drive out into the countryside, and all of a sudden there are 40 ACRES of tulips of all different shapes, sizes, and color. And if you’re lucky (and early enough), there might even be hot air balloons taking off. So pretty and fun!

Of course, the highlight of the festival is the tulips; I’m sharing some of my photos Continue reading

Fresh Harvest Cafe | Florence, Oregon

I love when we find fun little restaurants on our travels! This unassuming cafe is one of them! It’s located on Highway 101 in Florence on the north end of town. We’ve never really had a “favorite” spot in Florence, so we’re glad to have discovered a place now that we can look forward to returning to next time.

I’ve been to Florence countless times, but hadn’t noticed this cafe before. It’s a quaint yellow Continue reading

Sweet Magnolia Bakery | Florence, Oregon

Oh my goodness! What a fun little find in Old Town Florence! We wanted a sweet treat when we got into town, and tracked this place down on Yelp. We always visit Old Town anytime we’re in Florence! It is such a cute area full of fun little shops and galleries. Plus, there are lots of yummy places to eat!

I am glad we researched ahead of time otherwise we probably would have missed it! Sweet Magnolia Bakery is tucked back in a parking lot with just a small sign out front. To get to the entrance, you Continue reading

Driftwood Shores | Florence, Oregon

The Oregon coast is one of my very favorite places to be! No, it’s not always sunny and warm, but it’s ALWAYS beautiful. There’s something about sitting and watching the rolling waves that just brings a person peace.

On our recent trip to the coast, we headed to Florence. As far as I know, Driftwood Shores is Florence’s  only beachfront hotel. Their views are incredible, and every single room faces the ocean plus has a private balcony! Staying beachfront is a must for me any time we go to coast. I mean, the whole point of being there is to enjoy the ocean!

Driftwood Shores is located just north of Continue reading

Trapper Meadow | Sisters, Oregon

Sisters, Oregon is my go-to for day trips any time of year. Snowy in the winter, warm in the summer, and gorgeous colors in the fall. It really can’t be beat!

On top of the awesome weather, the town is full of cute shops, fun restaurants, and lots of places for outdoor adventuring.

We FINALLY made it to Trapper Meadow this summer, which I’ve been wanting to do for years. It’s a BEAUTIFUL green meadow filled with all kinds of wildflowers! It’s relaxing to just wander around and explore. There’s even a Continue reading