i love being an hour away from the ocean. if i wasn't terrified to drive our stick shift car, i would go every weekend or at least every time i needed to clear my head. we picked up kate and scott for a picnic, sunbathing and frisbee at oswald west state park. then took 101 to manzanita and tillamook, with stops along the way involving retrieving a lost purse, a free winery tasting, an antiques shop, jerky from the jerk store, squeaky cheese curds and ice cream from the tillamook factory, mcmennamins and black berry picking. what a day.