Where should I go this weekend?

I need to get away.

The last few weeks have been crazy-making; my nerves are fried and jangly as a result. But there’s help on the horizon: a kid-free 3-day weekend.

I’ve got a car, and money for gas. I have no pressing obligations here in town. And I’m thinking an impromptu solo trip to the coast is in order: just me, a stack of books, a few bottles of wine, and plenty of time for long, rambly walks on the beach, time to contemplate the ocean.

So where should I go to clear my head? The last few times I stayed at the coast, I had kids in tow, so we rented a condo. Now, I just need a room – somewhere that won’t break the bank, please (sorry, I’m just not the solo camper type.)

Yep, I know it’ll be hard to pull off on Labor Day weekend – and yep, I could just start working the phones. But I’m hoping someone out there will have other brilliant ideas instead…!

THANK YOU to all the commenters, emailers, and even IM-ers and Twitter-ers out there! I got a ton of great suggestions, and after just a few phone calls this morning, scored a room in Rockaway Beach right on the ocean. So I’m off tomorrow, woo-hoo…!

6 Comments so far

  1. Kai (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

    Manzanita is a great place to go and you’re close to Cannon Beach if you want to be touristy and do some shopping. There are a few places you can stay that hopefully won’t break your bank. It’s such a pretty place and the beach is easy to get to.

  2. Denny (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    Why don’t you just stay home and stop complaining? Thank you.

  3. Superinkygirl (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

    How about a gorgeous drive down to Mt. Shasta City? I was just there for the first time last weekend and fell in love. It’s a 6+ hour drive, but the vibe is mellow and the mountain is awesome. I loved it so much I’m making dieselboi take me back this weekend. Seriously. Email me if you want more info!!

  4. Lady (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 6:54 pm

    Driving can be risky on
    holiday weekends. Drunk drivers abound. I usually stay hone and walk to whatever I’m doing with a close eye on whose driving around my place in the sun.

  5. divebarwife (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:20 am

    I’m a fan of Otter Rock/Crest – so close to the Devil’s Punchbowl which is the coolest scenic part of the Oregon coast – and then there’s an awesome bar just up 101 in Depoe Bay called the Sea Hag. We were there on our 2nd anniversary a few years ago – and met a couple who were celebrating their 40th or something – and go there every year. An old blind guy plays songs on the piano and there’s a fireplace table in the middle of the room, it’s very cool.

  6. interweave (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

    Getting away doesn’t mean you have to go far-far-away! You can do it close to home to. You could stay in the pearl, use their facilities, walk around and see all the freaky people! Or, if the city’s not your thing, check out some of the surrounding areas. Find a cute little B&B in Camas or Sandy or ??? You can meet some cool people, and often get lot’s of nice quiet time (which sounds like what you’re looking for). Heck, you can stay at any number of McMenamins (maybe even a different one every day), where you can drink and talk, drink and read, or just drink! The idea is to get away from your routine life, not neccessarily your location! Have fun!!!

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