the oregon 101 / by Maranie Staab

and then there is oregon...in many ways, oregon stole my heart. this is, at least in part, because i did not expect the beauty that awaited me as i left portland and began my drive south. we often hear about how gorgeous the pacific coast highway is (and it is certainly something to experience in your life), but i do not think we hear often enough about the 101 -- a stretch of road that stretches from the washington state line to the california border weaving in and out of small towns, with vast stretches of road that hug the coastline. another one for your bucket list, folks.