WEST COAST ROAD TRIP '16

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Post by Grahamcombat » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:44 pm

One of the kids & I are doing a west coast road trip and linking up with the rest of the family at the ol' estate in Monterey, CA.

We'll be flying into Seattle and driving from there (no time limit), staying in Monterey for a bit, and then driving back (no time limit).

He's 14, so I've already decided he'll drive the obscure areas of the trip. Looking for suggestions on places to see, places to stay, day trips, anything along the way. I'd like to limit us to within the northern and southern borders, the ocean obviously, and no further east than Salt Lake City.

Open to any and all suggestions - definitely want fantastic places to eat.


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Post by JDC222 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:05 pm

Pop up to Vancouver, take the ferry to Victoria and then the Clipper to Port Angeles....south from there!
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Post by gonzomantis » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:12 pm

Redwood forest, and Hearst Castle are both great places to check out.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:06 pm

If you are driving the Toyota pack a case of oil and antifreeze. :mrgreen:

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Post by Grahamcombat » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:45 pm

toxicavenger wrote:If you are driving the Toyota pack a case of oil and antifreeze. :mrgreen:
Landcruiser = [BLACK TELEPHONE]️ + [WRENCH]+ [MONEY BAG] so taking something else. Thinking of a Hertz Dream Car rental.

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Post by Captdave » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:01 pm

Columbia river gorge is awesome and Astoria. Check out the maritime museum. Landcruiser will get you there in style[THUMBS UP SIGN]


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Post by hoppyjr » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:36 pm

McKenzie River area of Oregon

Yosemite, even if it's just a day stop.

Lake Mead / Hoover Dam / Grand Canyon

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Post by poppydog » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:05 pm

Sounds fantastic, envious (14-year-olds can drive?)
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Post by Grahamcombat » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:29 pm

Looks like we're going to do some pacific coast then over to Crater Lake National Park for an overnight, from there to Fisherman's Wharf for another day or two, then on to the family for a bit.

The way back to the PNW starts pushing over through Mojave to a suite at the Palazzo in Las Vegas for a night, then nights at Grand Canyon NP, Moab at Arches NP, a run through Bonneville Salt Flats and then angled back towards Seattle.


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Post by HapaHapa » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:53 am

We stayed at Red Cliffs Lodge when we visited arches. I highly recommend it. It's got horseback riding and is partnered with a winery. The views from the lodge are awesome.
https://redcliffslodge.com/
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Post by HapaHapa » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:01 am

If you make it as far south as Cambria, we have stayed several time at the Cambria Shores Inn.

http://cambriashores.com/rooms-3
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Post by HapaHapa » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:06 am

San Luis Obispo - The Casitas Estate is a very nice B&B. You stay in a little bungalow.
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Post by matt.wu » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:16 am

Meet up with Bay Area DWCers? :)
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Post by Grahamcombat » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:25 am

Sure, text me.

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Post by Sidheguitarist » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:35 am

From Bonneville, you'd come up through twin falls, boise and then the tri cities, WA. if you know an ETA for the tri cities, I'd be glad to pop down and meet you for a quick bite. Or not; depends on your schedule.

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Post by Grahamcombat » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:53 am

^ I've got a fairly good idea of when. I'll text you. Definitely hitting Miner's in Yakima, regardless of the time of day. Fantastic burgers.

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Post by River Rat » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:44 pm

Muir woods, Point Reyes national seashore, Monterey Aquarium, Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, pinnacles national park, big basin redwoods state park near Santa Cruz here are a few.

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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:55 pm

Don't miss redwoods. Sequoia is beyond awesome.
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Post by River Rat » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:11 am

Here is another like a big old fashion flea market and antique fair you can some times find cool vintage watches one thing I miss going to since I moved from California at the old Alameda NAS takes 4-5 hours to walk through and see every thing for sale and in summer a lot of women in short dresses to look at. I once passes on a real vintage Omega 300 for 800 bucks needed a service and lume missing from the hands all easy fixes.
http://alamedapointantiquesfaire.com/

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