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Up the Coast from San Francisco to Seattle


I just completed a road trip from San Francisco up the coast to California. It's been a while since I've been in that neck of the woods and I'd forgotten just how nice it is. Highlights: Fireworks over San Francisco Bay, The Mendocino coast, the Redwood Parks, rafting on the Klamath River, exploring Oregon Caverns, flying kites around Canon Beach. I made the trip with my 15 year old nephew from Ohio who reveled in the new experiences, new foods, and new places.
I had never visited the western edge of Oregon before and I had a lot of fun. If you're with kids, or just enjoy the ocean yourself there are some beautiful areas along the Oregon Coast. There are fantastic tide pools around Strawberry Hill State Park, you can have way too much fun riding the dune-buggy riding at Oregon Dunes, and don't miss the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy spending 20 days with a 15 year old teenager and not a day went by that we didn't enjoy what California, Oregon and Washington had to offer us.

Posted by Bruce on August 9, 2006 6:39 AM

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