Category: July 2017

Oregon Coast to Seattle

July 21, 2017 On our way home today. We had a perfect coast day yesterday. We found a campsite at Barview Jetty and immediately went to the beach. We spent the next four hours sitting by the ocean and read. Once we got hungry we got dinner in Rockaway Beach. After dinner we watched the…

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Oakhurst

July 14, 2017 We were supposed to drive to Lassen today but that didn’t happen. Last night when we left Yosemite we heard a grinding in our brakes. We hoped it was a rock but it wasn’t. We needed two new brakes and rotors. $550 and six hours later we did not have enough time…

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Yosemite National Park

July 13, 2017 Wow! We just spent three days in Yosemite and it absolutely lived up to the hype. We drove in after leaving Sequoia at about 3-4 pm. We wandered around and took some pictures. The first stop is tunnel view. You come out of this tunnel and its this amazing view featuring Yosemite’s…

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Bend to Sacramento

July 8, 2017 Today was a very long and very hot drive. Before I complain about that I’ll tell you about our return trip to Crater Lake National Park. We went last April and it was covered in about 15 feet of snow. We walked around and got some re-created pictures from when we came…

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Portland to Bend

July 7, 2017 Today started out how all Portlandians start out their days. We went to Voodoo Doughnuts. I’d actually never been there so it was very exciting. I got a Cap’n Crunch doughnut and an Oreo doughnut because I couldn’t choose. Kirk got and apple fritter. They were worth the hype. We drove up…

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Seattle to Portland

July 6, 2017 Easy day for the first day. We started about noon and made it to Federal Way for lunch with Elle. At 1:30 we were back on the road. Luckily 2pm on a Thursday means decent traffic through Tacoma. The rest of the drive was easy but so very hot. No AC in…

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