We drove from Crescent City north along highway 101, the same route we had come. So many little seaside towns to visit... so little time. One of the areas that appealed to us on the way down was Bandon by the Sea. We decided to stop there for the night and explore a bit of the area the next morning. We found this cute little motel just a few minutes from the beach. It was the cleanest place I have ever seen and the rates were great.
We had yet another wonderful meal in a little seaside restaurant call The Wheelhouse (recommended by our motel owner), we did a little walk around the waterfront and called it a night! http://www.bandon.com/
The next morning we decided to visit the game park we had passed the previous day. This little beauty was one of their main attractions. She was so calm it was slightly unnerving. Her parents were sleeping in the sun (in a cage) nearby but didn't seem disturbed at all that we were so near to her. If you want to know more about the Game Park ~ here is a link http://www.gameparksafari.com/
Next stop Lincoln City, OR, that is after a quick shop through Misty Meadows Jam shop. It's all about the jams here people! We bought some Marionberry Jelly, Apricot Butter, cranberry mustard and BBQ rub. Yummy http://www.oregonjam.com/