Oregon Honeymoon Daydream: 5 Ideas

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Exciting news: the first step of our visa application for me to move to the U.S. and marry Joe was approved this week!

We still have several steps to go through before the process is complete (waiting for the application to be forwarded to the National Visa Centre, more forms, a medical exam, interview at the consulate, etc…) but this is definitely a major move forward, and one we’ve been waiting for since we first applied 9 months ago, last August.

Perfect timing to share a few places we’re thinking of visiting on our ‘tropical’ Oregon honeymoon! Maybe these will inspire a future Oregon trip for some of you too…

xo ~C.

Crater Lake (also seen above) is the deepest lake in the U.S., and the seventh deepest in the world. It’s set in the caldera of a dormant volcano called Mt. Mazama…

Aerial View of Crater Lake in Katmai National Park and Preserveand has two islands–Wizard Island and Phantom Ship Island. This really does look like a ship, doesn’t it?

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Heceta Head Lighthouse dates back to 1894, and shines the brightest beam on the coast.

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The lighthouse keeper’s cottage is a bed and breakfast.
beautiful-heceta-head-lighthouse-viewCape Perpetua has the highest viewpoint on the Oregon Coast accesible by car.

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Cape Perpetua is part of the Siuslaw National Forest, full of hiking trails.

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Maybe we’ll visit The Giant Spruce–over 185 feet tall, with a circumference of 40 ft.

And lastly (for now)…Sea Lion caves! Apparently these feature the biggest sea cave in the world, and are home to an estimated 200 sea lions.

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Wow–dreaming about your honeymoon is a great way to ease the time apart :)

Have you been to Oregon? Have any great suggestions for what to see and do? I’d love to hear them.

p.s. 4 ideas for U.S. honeymoon road trips

(Images from top: Crater Lake via fineartamerica.com, maddox2.wikispaces, Phantom ship by Timothy K. Hamiton, Heceta Head Lighthouse via insidenanabreadshead.com, lighthouseinn-ct.com, Cape Perpetua via oregoncoast.com, Thor’s Well via sun-surfer.com, Siuslaw Forest via Tiffany Henderson, Sea Lion Caves via wikimediacommons.)

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8 responses

  1. Hey C, that’s awesome news!!
    Can’t wait until you’re all approved and official.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon.
    Congratulations.

  2. Oh Court, I am so happy for both you and Joe, I can only imagine how exciting it is planning your honeymoon! Oregon looks so beautiful, so many gorgeous places to visit on the coast, can’t imagine how you will decide where to visit, but that B&B sure looks phenomenal. Love from Mom xox

  3. Taitly! That’s great news! Congratulations to you both. I went to Crater Lake with my family when we were young and we loved it! I remember it well – the hike was gorgeous, wild flowers everywhere. Exciting!

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