Cannon Beach, Oregon

I'm posting this 2 weeks later... Alex's birthday is in February so we decided to take a 3 day weekend to Cannon Beach with Pochi to celebrate. I had seen beautiful photos of Haystack Rock on the internet a while ago and always wanted to experience it in person. I was a little worried about the weather, it was raining the whole drive from Seattle. However, when we got to the beach, it stopped raining and the view was so breathtaking. We spent the weekend in a cute little cottage in Cannon Beach. We were really close to the beach, and we walked to Haystack Rock multiple times. It was a different experience every time we went. Rainy, cloudy, partly sunny, sunset... it was amazing every time. On top of the gorgeous view, Cannon Beach is very dog-friendly city. A lot of restaurants allow dogs on their patio. It was so neat to see a lot of dogs... and it was so much fun to watch Pochi run around the beach freely and having the time of his life. 

To be honest, I had been feeling kind of down (seasonal depression?) and it was the perfect getaway to refresh my mind and recenter myself. *sigh* I love the Pacific Northwest! I'll be dreaming about this weekend for awhile...