Cannon Beach Oregon-A Weekend to Remember-Travels from Fishhawk Lake

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Cannon Beach Oregon-A Weekend to Remember-Travels from Fishhawk Lake

 

Going to the beach in December might sound a bit crazy and yet it can bring about wonderful surprises to those who choose the “off season” to head to the Pacific Ocean for a weekend.

 

My husband and I were celebrating his birthday and our 11th anniversary. Our favorite coastal town is Cannon Beach Oregon only an hour away from our home at Fishhawk Lake where I specialize in real estate. We also have our favorite dog-friendly hotel, located right on the beach, called the Surfsand Resort on the beach.

Surfsand resort on the beach Cannon Beach Oregon

 

 It’s always a delicious pleasure to sneak away from the 24-7 business that he runs and my all hours of the day and night real estate biz. We don’t care what the weather is like at Cannon Beach because it’s just us enjoying US and having our dogs with us completes it.

 

 

 

Surfsand resort on the beach Cannon Beach Oregon

 Night time at the Surfsand resort with its Christmas decor at the lobby entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After getting checked in, we headed for our room. There was a nice surprise for us as we walked in. 

 

 

 

 

Surfsand resort on the beach Cannon Beach Oregon

Locally made candy from Bruce's Candy Kitchen (gooey and good since 1963) and a bottle of Walnut City WineWorks Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. (Wine and chocolate--OH YEAH....)makes you feel special and that's always how we feel we are treated at the Surfsand.

 

 

 

 

 Meanwhile our dog Takoda was getting antsy...

Surfsand resort on the beach Cannon Beach Oregon

 

 

We headed out the backdoor of our beachfront room and basked in the afternoon sun. It actually was warmer on the beach than on the main street. What we did not expect was the glory of sunshine and almost balmy temperatures on the beach in the first week of December!

 

While playing ball with our Golden Retrievers, a sweet little four year old girl named Maya came over and asked if she could play, too. She took a hankerin’ to Takoda and they became fast friends.Cannon Beach Oregon by Gayle Rich-Boxman

 

 I caught some shots of a gorgeous amber-toned sunset from our door. With these colors, it could easily have been a sunset in Hawaii!

 

Cannon Beach Oregon  sunset by Gayle Rich-Boxman

 

Friday night’s meal was a casual one at The Lumberyard Rotisserie and Grill. It is owned by the same company that owns the Surfsand resort.

The Lumberyard Rotisserie and Grill Cannon Beach Oregon

 

 

 

This is a great spot to pop in for a bite or a brew as you enter Cannon Beach. Microwbrews galore to choose from (a full bar if you want something stronger), sportsbar-like atmosphere and genuinely service-oriented staff.

 

The Lumberyard Rotisserie and Grill Cannon Beach Oregon

 

 

 The portions are big and I would take the suggestions from the staff, because they won’t steer you wrong! I ordered nachos (oh my goodness, fattening, but SO GOOD with all the fixins'). My hubby dug into his rotisserie chicken and it was juicy and perfectly cooked.

The Lumberyard Rotisserie and Grill Cannon Beach Oregon 

 

 

What is it about vacations that make you more hungry more often?  All we did was eat, plan where to eat next, walk on the beach, EAT, shop and well, EAT AGAIN. We aimed for no-guilt eating, but being so used to eating healthy foods, it was tough. We survived to EAT ANOTHER DAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dogs had a marvelous time and we took them out for moonlight frolicking on the beach two nights in a row. They were sandy and dog-tired by the end of the weekend, but they were also nicely treated by the Surfsand from the very start. When we checked in, there was a big chalkboard with Jenna’s and Takoda’s names on it, welcoming them to the hotel!

In the room they had their own towels, blankets and dog bowls, along with a bag of snacks for each of them. We found out that Cannon Beach is one of the top dog-friendly towns in Oregon.Surfsand resort on the beach dog friendly hotel Cannon Beach Oregon

 

 They even have a shop called Puppy Love, where you can take your pets in (on leash) and let them choose their favorite toys and snacks and you will see MANY people walking down the main streets with dogs in tow—or leading—depending upon who’s in charge!

 

 

 

  Some of us older gals need our beauty sleep after a big day at the Beach. See you tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Judith Parker
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Good morning Gayle, what a beautiful get away so full of great memories.  Happy birthday to your husband and happy anniversary to you.  Love the pictures and Takoda was definitely enjoying.  Have a lovely day!

December 13, 2011 07:40 AM
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Mona Gersky
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Hi Gayle, I feel refreshed after that little getaway...and look, there was a beautiful photo of your new hair AND that precious smile.  This is an awesome localism post.  Suggested from me too.

December 13, 2011 07:54 AM
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Jeanean and David Gendron
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Gayle, so happy that you went to the Coast and had a wonderful time. You are giving me the desire to do same. Love all the photos and we always take Ginger with us as well. Last time we went to Eureka, we had to much fun. You made my day with this trip and sharing it with us. Felt like I got away also. Delightful! I'll just get on board and Suggest also!

December 13, 2011 09:08 AM
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Debb Janes
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Hurray, it was so fun to see your recent trip to Cannon Beach - I love it too - especially this time of year when the crowds dwindle a bit. It's cool that you guys also want your furry pals on your adventures - we always make sure we can take Mac.

The little girl looks like she could have some "Gayle" genes with that red hair - too cute. Talk to you soon GF. Cheers.

December 13, 2011 09:55 AM
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Joni Staples
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The beach sounds good to me at any time of the year! Glad you had a great time and tell your hubby Happy Birthday from us at ActiveRain!!

December 13, 2011 02:05 PM
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Kerrie La Guardia
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Your pics are sooo cute!  I love Cannon Beach....the beach, shops, city...it has it all! 

 

December 13, 2011 03:58 PM
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John Wingate
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Wow I have never been to the west coast yet but it seems like I really need to do a road trip from souther CA to upper WA!

December 13, 2011 04:30 PM
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Carl Winters

 Thanks for sharing such a beautiful weekend with us. This would definitely be a place we would like to visit and take Brutus our black lab. We'll have to put Cannon Beach OR on our list of places to visit.

Happy Holidays!

Carl and Ceil Winters

December 13, 2011 05:34 PM
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
"Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
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Rob~so good to see your smiling face!  I sent you an e-mail re: Goldens, they are truly wonderful. If you've responded via e-mail, I'm having problems so don't think I'm ignoring you!

Barbara~from one animal lover to another, it's ALWAYS nice to see you (and Rocky in absentia) as a commentor.

Robert~I know Oregon, in EVERY WAY is world's away from Texas, but I'm glad you got to enjoy it, "virtually"--and thanks for the Suggest (blushing)!

Judith~Mother Nature was definitely taking good care of us, and we made the most of it (not to mention filling our faces whenever we weren't out in it).

Mona~I'll be changing to a "Smiley Face" here pretty quick, just for YOU! Thx for the suggest (*smiling*)

Jeanean~we don't go anywhere overnite without our pups....I haven't found anyone who can take care of them here at the house, so going "without" isn't an option. Thank God for this wonderful upscale haven and I don't have to cook or clean!

Debb~it's funny you mention the way Maya looked--I didn't realize it until I was working on the photos, that she DOES have a little Gayle-gene thing goin' on! (I'll bet Mac is extremely easy to travel with, too).

Joni~sure wish I'd paid attention to your Christmas Card contest, darn it--I might've been able to throw something in the mix. Maybe next year when you do it AGAIN??? (HINT) I look forward to the winner--and I'll bet it's the one I chose!

Kerrie~since you know Cannon Beach, I'll have to give you a heads up when I do the next one...thanks for comin' by!

John~having grown up on the eastcoast, the Atlantic is SO DIFFERENT in the coastal terrain, vs. the Pacific.

Carl and Ceil~I even went so far as to write a review on it for a tripadvisor site because when I see great customer service happening, I want to tell the world about it!

 

 

December 13, 2011 06:19 PM
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Nestor & Katerina Gasset
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Hi Gayle. Sounds like Cannon Beach Oregon is a beautiful place for a vacation. Great pictures! Happy Birthday to your husband and Happy Anniversary! Best wishes :)
December 14, 2011 12:07 AM
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Kristine Ginsberg
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GF - what a wonderful trip you and Larry had and such a gorgeous location! I love places that let you bring your dog (I've heard that Oregon is very dog friendly). Last winter we went skiing in Stowe and took Lucy - she LOVED it and didn't want to leave! Thanks for sharing your wonderful and romantic trip with up and I love the way you decorated you photos - beautiful!

December 14, 2011 11:16 AM
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Gary Woltal
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I loved Cannon Beach when I visited it Gayle and remember the huge rocks in the water and the kite flying with the wind across the sand too. I love the pooch stories you know that....

December 15, 2011 05:20 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Merry Christmas!

 

Santa Claus in Colonial Williamsburg Copy of IMG_8709

 

Photograph by Roy Kelley.  Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

 

December 21, 2011 06:42 PM
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
"Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
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Roy~He is the PERFECT Santa!

December 21, 2011 06:47 PM
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Sharon Lee
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My fav pic is you and hubby. You make a adorable couple. Looks like it was memorable. The pups looks happy too.

December 21, 2011 06:53 PM
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Debbie Walsh
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Gayle I always love to look at your photos - they are so beautiful!  Have a wonderful Christmas!

December 25, 2011 10:49 AM
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Paul Henderson
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I have always enjoyed Cannon Beach. It is such a short trip from metro Portland... 

January 08, 2012 02:22 PM
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Dawn Maloney
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This makes me realize I need to travel more! Thank you for the beautiful pix!

February 06, 2012 04:16 PM
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Steve and Jan Bachman
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This makes me want to go to the beach today.

April 15, 2012 05:45 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor
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Poking around for picture posts.....this is a wonderful story of pictures. 

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