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Hurlshot's Summer RV Trip 2012 Edition
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:19 PM
A few years back I chronicled my summer RV trip on here as we went through Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. This summer we are going through Oregon, Washington, and Nevada, so I thought I'd do another topic. I will be updating it once a day if I can with a picture from the trip.
Day 1: We covered about 270 miles today and ended up in Yreka, California. We will head off early tomorrow for Oregon, so we aren't getting too settled in. These kids are happy to be off the road.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:06 PM
Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:30 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:56 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:59 AM
We used to either go up by 1/101 or 5, then at some point randomly try some road that would take us East to the other side of OR to hit 84. Adventurous roads, some of those. Then I think we used 93 or 95, or both (different trips) to get to 80/Reno.
I look forward to more photos, and hearing about the grand time you all are having.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:20 PM
Heh, this reminded me of a certain Stephen King short story.
then at some point randomly try some road that would take us East to the other side of OR to hit 84. Adventurous roads, some of those.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:18 PM
I had a bit of a scary moment when I almost ran out of gas. As we neared the coast, I was at about a quarter of a tank. We ended up on a road that went about 50 miles before a gas station, so I was down pretty low. We pulled in with about a gallon left in the tank, which only goes about 10 miles.
Tomorrow we are off to do the Tillamook Factory tour. If you aren't familiar with the name, they are a huge cheese maker in the US, and they make their own Ice Cream as well. We are not driving tomorrow either, which will be nice after two long days on the road.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:30 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:49 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:15 PM
If I had photoshop I`d totally put flames and stuff coming out of the sides of your RV in the first picture. And maybe mount a laser cannon and a satellite dish on top.
You can't tel from that angle, but it totally has all that, and retractable wings when I fly through space outsmarting Darth Helmet.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:38 AM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:55 PM
The self guided factory tour was pretty short, so we found ourselves with a lot of time left to wander. We were on the outskirts of town, so we walked a mile towards town to the Blue Heron French Company. We ate lunch there, it was fantastic.
And you couldn't beat the view! It is a beautiful area. We picked up some salmon at a local fish market, and headed home for a nap and dinnertime.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:24 PM
We pulled into a site that night around 8 PM, and it wasn't very level. But the next morning we got a better site and a new red jetta to get around town in.
Day 5: We visited the Space Needle. It was up pretty high. I feel like I did something necessary to the trip, like an achievement in a video game, and now I can insert that into conversations. My wife wasn't comfortable with the height, my kids loved it. Logan looks mad because he wants to climb the rails and we won't let him.
Here is Logan looking a bit happier in front of a large monitor. I have no idea where he gets that.
Then we went to the Experience Music Project Museum, which was seriously the best museum I have ever been to. I bought a Firefly shirt, and they had a great exhibit for horror movies. My son went around growling at all the monsters, including a huge guy from Aliens. They had a feature on Evil Dead 2 as well. Definitely a recommended experience, the music exhibits were all great too.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:57 PM
I remember that bridge when my teen boyfriend (not my husband) and I drove across it on the way back from WA after his relatives up there gave him a car (flew up, drove down).
Love the pics, looks like a lot of fun, brings back memories too. Hubs would like that Til. cheese place tho, I bet. He loves cheese, and I buy that brand a lot.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:03 PM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:34 PM
We got to walk through a few full size planes, including a Concorde and a decomissioned Air Force One.
The World War I exhibit was pretty great too, here is Logan creeping cautiously through a bunker.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:35 PM
So you plan on doing a rockband with the family?
Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:27 PM
Afterwards we walked along the waterfront and ended up at Pike's Market. This is where they do the famous fish throwing.
Logan wasn't too impressed.
We bought some frozen ravioli's, a few seasoned steaks, and some other good groceries before heading home. It was a beautiful day, we have one more good one before the rain hits.
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