Monday, October 31, 2016

A Few More Highlights From Seaside

Like usual when I finish my last post from a trip, I'm always sad to be done posting about it.  So I'm doing a bonus post from our trip to Seaside featuring some highlights and things I didn't post about in the previous six posts.  It gives me a little conclusion and wrap-up and you get to see more photos.  It's a win-win.  Enjoy!

On the second day of our trip to Seaside we checked out the Seaside Aquarium.  It's always a fun time and we loved seeing the Sea Lions!

Some seashells we purchased from the gift shop at the aquarium, for the boy's rock and shell collection. 

In Astoria, we climbed all 164 steps to the top of the Astoria Column! The views were very pretty from the top, but a little windy. 

Even rainy days are fun when you're on a trip.  Luckily, it only rained a few days and we were able to enjoy some sun!

The carousel at the Carousel Mall on Broadway in Seaside was a blast for us and the kids!   

No visit to Seaside is complete without doughnuts from Dundee's. 

The Halloween decorations around the town were so cute!

Our family had such a good time at the arcade in Seaside, Funland.

The weekend brought many more visitors to the beach!

A visit to Sal's Pub for a Lemon drop cocktail was just the thing and gave me a little me time. 

Until next time, Seaside, Oregon!

Dundee's Donuts Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Salvatore's Cafe & Pub Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Lunch at Camp 18

Thirty minutes or so from Seaside on Sunset Highway is Camp 18.  If you're hungry and have a big appetite then Camp 18 is the place to eat.  The servings are big and don't forget to order one of their giant cinnamon rolls.  Just make sure you bring a few friends to help you eat it!  I got the shredded steak quesadilla which I shared with my sons and my husband had a beef and cheddar melt.  And of course, for dessert we ordered a cinnamon roll.  Even with all of us eating it, there was still leftovers. 

What I really enjoyed about Camp 18 was the rustic and beautiful lodge that the restaurant is housed in.  It was very rustic with bear carvings and framed photos of the logging days in Oregon.  Upstairs was the lounge where you can look down from the loft and see the restaurant below.  The whole place was cozy with a large fireplace, and I enjoyed the whole Oregon feel to the space.  Then outside, there were small pumpkins for the little kids to take home with them.  There was lots of space to walk around and look at all of the old fashioned machinery used for logging back in the day.  Camp 18 was a really fun experience for us and worth the drive from Seaside. 

Camp 18 Gift Shop & Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Seaside Sweets- 2016 Edition

Fudge, candy, espresso, and pumpkin desserts.  A fall lineup of treats awaited us on our vacation to Seaside, OR.  On our trip this year, there was two new places to check out.  Schwietert's Candy and Cones, in the building where another candy store, The Buzz, used to be, and a new coffee shop-Beach Day Coffee.  We also popped into a candy shop we hadn't visited before, Phillips Candy, also on Broadway.  They are the oldest operating business in Seaside and we were instantly drawn to the lollipop display when we walked in.  They've been open since 1897 so they know how to make candy!  It was fun discovering some new places to satisfy our sweet tooth and seeing a classic candy store that's turned into a Seaside institution. 

At Schwietert's we chose two pieces of fudge, salted caramel and peanut butter chocolate.  It tasted as good as it looks!

At Beach Day Coffee, we all shared a Pumpkin Chocolate Bar which had cream cheese frosting. 

My husband had an Iced Americano for a mid-afternoon coffee break. 

At Phillips Candy we chose a bag of gummy sharks, two raspberry truffles and one milk chocolate marshmallow ghost.   

Beach Day Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato