Month: April 2014

  • Back on the Island – spring visit

    Our entry point back into Canada was via the Ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria. Our original plan was to stay at West Bay Marine Village in Esquimalt and spend a few days walking around downtown Victoria and checking out the historic sites. That plan went out the window when we pulled into the driveway […]

  • Nice to be home Canada

    Crossing back into Canada was thankfully a non-event. We intentionally chose to cross using the Port Angeles Ferry to Victoria, which is a smaller border crossing and has the added feature of people needing to be cleared relatively quickly in order for the next ferry to be boarded. While we were within our import limit […]

  • Washington State – not quite spring yet…

    Just before crossing the border into Washington we stopped at Fort Clatsup – a national site that celebrates the journey’s of Lewis & Clarke. We read all about Lewis & Clark in October in preparation for our drive through Oregon so it was neat to be able to catch this park on the way home. […]

  • Tillamook Cheese Factory

    There were groans and odd looks when I said that we were going to do a cheese factory tour as part of our drive along the northern Oregon coast. What??? Huh??? How interesting can that be??? Well – the Tillamook Cheese Factory Tour was a hit (hah!). I’m sure it helped that they also make Ice […]

  • Northern California – trees, trees, trees

    We left rainy San Francisco and continued our journey northwards with the goal of getting to the southern end of Redwood National forest that night. We had pockets of no rain that let us appreciate the beauty of wine country (from the side of the road) and the treat of a rainbow. During one of […]