Road Trip Travelogue

Open Road, Route 138, north of Crater Lake
Route 138, north of Crater Lake

Some might expect a travelogue to document an entire travel experience.  My travelogue, however, reflects my senses of humor and interest, which demand inspection of pedestrian details, removed from their context.  I hope you find this journal as interesting and entertaining as my travel experience.

My intended destinations included the cities of Florence, Mukilteo, Olympia, Portland, Seattle, and Willow Creek; nearly a dozen state and national parks; several heritage forests; Crater Lake; Mount Rainier; Puget Sound; historic Lewis & Clark sites; the rocky Pacific Coast; and my personal highlight, Bigfoot country.  I visited most of these, and the others will wait patiently for my next vacation.  All told, I drove a distance greater than the diameter of the moon (2,194.4 miles vs. 2,164 miles) through three states in one week.  The New Englander in me chafes at this, as such a distance would consume 15-20 New England states, if that many existed.  As I learned first-hand on Tuesday, everything is BIG out west.

Without further ado, here is my week, chronologically:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Not sure which day to read?  Here the highlights:

  1. Bigfoot Museum
  2. Blueberry Pancakes
  3. Crater Lake
  4. Florence, Oregon
  5. Forest Cafe, Klamath, California
  6. Fort Clatsop
  7. Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park & Redwood Forest
  8. Megan
  9. Museum of Flight, Seattle
  10. Olympia & Tenino
  11. Olympia, the Black Hole
  12. Oregon Coast
  13. Oregon Coast, continued
  14. Redwood Country
  15. Rogue Gorge
  16. Route 138
  17. Sea Lion Caves
  18. Seaside, Oregon
  19. Seattle & Environs
  20. Willow Creek & Environs

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