A mini road trip to Brookings Oregon: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Brookings Oregon: I’ve been traveling on the road for the past 2 months going from one place to another and now I have a place to enjoy for a month, but I’m restless. The idea of relaxing for a month sounds enjoyable to be unplugged away from the world aah…A week yes but a whole month? Hmmm…

I book a private guest suite on Airbnb in Brookings Oregon. I choose Brookings because it’s the first coastal town on the southern Oregon coast. It feels as though I’m back tracking however, since I drove route 199 and 101 to get to Jacksonville. The home is a dark brown California ranch probably built-in the late 1960’s.  As I get out of my car I can hear the waves crash over the rocks.

I knock on the door. A tall woman about 50 with sandy blond hair in a pony tail greets me with a smile. After introductions, she shows me my room. The floor plan is interesting. A glass roof atrium separates the main house from the suite. A large glass patio slider is the entrance to the room. I take off my shoes before entering since the carpet is off white. The furnishings are simple consisting of a a cafe table with two chairs, a dark brown leather chair, a corner gas fireplace with a flat screen tv and a queen size brass bed. The off white tiled bathroom has a large shower with glass door and a sauna. I’m looking forward to relaxing in the sauna.

Flatbread Salad

Chocolate Martini

We talk for a bit. I ask where a good place to have a drink and comfort food. She tells me about a sports bar right down the street called the Superfly Martini Bar and Grill.  I thank her as I get my suitcase out of the car. My stomach is starting to grumble so I freshen up and look up the restaurant on Yelp for directions. I order a chocolate martini and a flatbread salad . I know it doesn’t sound appetizing together, but there is a nip in the air and I want a drink which warms me up. I also want something fairly healthy to eat hence the salad. Okay it’s essentially ordering a fast food hamburger, fries and a diet soda, but healthier. There’s not too much on the menu to my liking since I’m not a fan of seafood, so a flatbread salad is safe. Have I convinced you?

Breakfast overlooking the rocky coast of Brookings Oregon

After dinner, I drive back to the property and catch the last bit of the sun set as it dips behind the ocean’s horizon, peace. The next day I wake up refreshed. Cindy the owner, texts me letting me know breakfast is ready on their deck. I get dressed and walk over. Wow, what a wonderful way to start the day having breakfast on the veranda overlooking the ocean. A fresh fruit bowl of banana, strawberry and blueberries, a hot scone and tea await me. Aah. The sun is still low in the sky at 6:30 in the morning but what a nice way to start the day. I sit for a while admiring the view. I thank her for a wonderful stay and feel as though I should tip her for breakfast. I’m packed and we hug as I say goodbye. What a great start to a mini road trip.

About inthecompanyofnone

Residential Designer by Trade who also blogs about various topics. Just came back from a 6 month solo road trip which took me through 30 states and two international countries. Seeing the USA by road is amazing. It’s so diverse in natural beauty and climate. Traveling solo allows me the freedom to go where and where I want without compromise. It’s a sense of accomplishment to be able to travel in the company of none.

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