pacific northwest tour

Andrew and I returned from the Southwest with the pop-up camper in tow at the end of May.  We joined the Y, ate popsicles, spent time with friends, and worked.  My body squeezed in as many shifts as I could mentally and physically handle so that we could carry on our 2015 adventures.  Several months ago, we planned to drive the pop-up out to the Northwest as well, but after the 5000 miles we logged in the month of May, we determined that one cross-country drive per year was enough for us.  And so it was that August 12th we flew out to San Francisco and rented a car.  Our three week trip looked a little something like this:

San Francisco –> Redding, CA –> Crater Lake National Park (OR) –> Bend, OR –> Mt Hood –> Portland –> Seattle –> Olympic National Park (WA) –> Astoria, OR –> Coos Bay, OR –> Humboldt State Park (Redwoods), CA –> San Francisco

California and Oregon are in deep drought and wildfires have plagued Washington this summer, so it’s really horrible that I loved the amazing, rain-less weather we had.  Horrible.  But really, I’d be in love with this area come rain, drought, depressing clouds, whatever.  It was all fabulous, but we both have one big crush on the entire state of Oregon.  The coast, the laid-backness, the colors of Crater Lake, the desert, the food, the McMenaminses.  Swoon.

Another favorite part of our trip was the hospitality–man, were we spoiled.  But I hope to write more on that later.  For now, here are some favorite snapshots.

Lassen National Park, CA

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Crater Lake National Park, OR

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Newberry National Volcanic Monument (Bend), OR

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Mt Hood, OR

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Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, OR

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Portland, OR (I have no idea why I didn’t take any photos here. I love this city. There is more to it than just pretty roses.)

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Seattle, WA

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Olympic National Park, WA

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Cannon Beach, OR

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Yaquina Head, OR

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Coos Bay, OR

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Humboldt State Park (Redwoods), CA

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Highway 1, CA

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San Francisco, CA

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