Finally we reached the mountain town of Bend, Oregon where we stopped in at Deschutes Brewery for a quick tour and tasting (one of the best brewery tours I've ever had, actually) before continuing on to our final destination: Eugene. There, after 3100 miles, we were finally able to deliver the little car to Dan's cousin and enjoy some time relaxing.
|Final odometer reading for the trip: 3146 miles!|
|Yummy samples at the Tillamook Cheese Factory|
|The sun came out!|
|Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach|
|Sea anemones (Haystack Rock)|
|Can you believe these starfish?!|
|Panorama of Haystack Rock|
A short video of Haystack Rock:
On the way to Portland we had picked up some fresh Dungeness crab from a roadside vendor (Dungeness crabs had just come in to season) so that night we had a delicious seafood dinner. At this point in our trip we met up with my good friend who is attending med school in Portland. On Monday the weather was once again unseasonably nice so we went on a hike to Multnomah Falls before meeting up with Dan's cousin again at McMenamin's, a local country-club-type establishment, for some good food, locally brewed drinks and to watch the Oscars.
|Dan and me at Multnomah Falls|
|Me and my friend, E|
Over the next two days we also got a chance to check out some of Oregon's famous food trucks and local sights, including the tram (like a big gondola) which connects the med school on the top of the hill to the downtown area and several shopping areas. Neither of us could believe that it was our last day and we definitely were not looking forward to heading home....