Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DESTINATION: Seaside, Oregon

From Ecola State Park we drove north to the town of Seaside, OR.  Our trip to Seaside was short lived as our main mission was to see the end of the Lewis & Clark Trail and to pick up groceries for the beachside BBQ we had planned for our last night in Cannon Beach. 

It is a good thing we didn't plan to spend much time in Seaside as we found it to be too "touristy" for our taste.  The main part of downtown is lined with souvenir shops and arcades.  The beaches were crowded and dirty. 

View from back of statue

Lewis & Clark
Commemorative Sculpture
 
What we did come to see was Seaside’s 1.5-mile oceanfront ­Promenade, built in the 1920s.  It is one of the city's most notable landmarks and also home to the 1990 bronze statue of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Seaman(dog).

Seaside promenade with car turn-around


A bonus to TK's Seaside experience was spotting this restaurant named for her favorite obsession!

Bigfoot Steakhouse

Carved Bigfoot statues
outside restaurant