March twenty-fifth, what’s the plan?

By Rocio Avalos

I was half way to cape lookout with a couple of friends when I realized I had forgotten to tell my mom I was going out. There was no obvious signal so I just didn’t pay any attention to it. When we got to Tillamook I right away send my mom a message and told her to not worry about me, that I was going on a getaway for a couple of days. Little did I know she would call me as soon as she got the text message. “ Where are you? Does your debit card have enough money? Who are you with?” After a whole interview, my mother was fine with me going, well I mean it’s not like she could do much I was already at the destination.

Marina’s mom, my mom’s friend, had made a reservation at the cabin’s in Cape lookout for two nights meaning WE WOULD NOT HAVE  SIGNAL ANY OF THOSE DAYS. As soon as we got to our cabin we started to unpack things, but we had forgotten one little thing, actual food we could eat and not starve to death. Immediately, Bryan, my cousin went back to the store near by the camp which is probably 30  minutes away hoping to find something we could have to eat for the next two days. Meanwhile, my friends and I went down to the beach and started to have some fun.

Overall spring break 2016 was amazing and now I can’t wait for spring break 2017!

Here are some ideas that you could do during the break as well.

Beaches / Rivers

  • Columbia River Gorge

  • Klamath River

  • Snake River

  • Seaside

  • Lincoln City

  • Cannon Beach

  • Pacific City

  • Crater Lake

Camping / national park / hikes

  • Olympic National Park

  • Silver State Fall

  • Oswald West State Park

  • Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor

  • Cape Lookout

  • Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

  • Beacon Rock State Park

  • Heceta Lighting House Hike

School related

  • Juniors: explore and tour colleges / universities

  • Catch up on missing work

  • Study for any test that you might have when you return from spring break

  • Get ahead on homework or assignments

In need of money

  • Ask for more hours at your job

  • Babysit

  • Walk neighbors dog


  • SLEEP!!!

  • Relax

Cape Kiwanda view from the top of the hill. Photo courtesy of Marina Sanchez.

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