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2009 SLK350
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WJW we haven’t ever taken a road trip quite like this before!
Are you ready??
This is a Thursday/Friday-Monday/Tuesday whatever your schedule allows J

Can you believe it?
California Redwoods
Drive thru redwood tree
Trees of Mystery
Tillamook factory
Multiple covered bridges
Wine tastings
Scenic beaches
Multiple lighthouses
And more…!

You decide!
AUGUST 25 (26) - 29 (30)
California Redwoods and Oregon Coast

Thursday night we’ll stay in Portland area where Dave & Janie will host a BBQ at their home!
Come on down after work or join the caravan from Renton midday.
Otherwise meet up Friday morning in Clackamus.

Friday morning we will head southwest to Crescent City, CA
hopping off the highway for a couple covered bridges.
We’ll lodge at the Lighthouse Inn in Crescent City 2 nights.

Saturday will give us all day to take in the sites of the California Redwoods
including Avenue of the Giants, Trees of Mystery and Drive Thru Chandelier Tree.

Sunday it’s a leisurely drive up the coast on scenic Route 101 to visit select viewpoints,
walk the beach, visit Old Town, short walks to some lighthouses,
eat on the water and spend the night in Florence.

Monday some may opt to head out and find their way home with glorious memories.
Others may want to extend the adventure and continue up 101 where we will visit more beaches,
lighthouses, Tillamook Cheese Factory, wine tastings, scenic vistas, famous rocks,
all to spend the night in Astoria at a charming mid-century motel.

will be a short leisurely day, perhaps take in the historic Astoria Column
before heading east to cross the historic Lewis and Clark Bridge into Washington at Longview.

Face Rock - Can you see her face looking up at the sky?

I encourage you to book your rooms now as August is high season and motels WILL fill up
They’re basic, clean, modest inns with (great reviews) to keep expenses down
Book now and release rooms if unable to attend
Rooms go up in price as they fill up J


Thursday, Aug 25
Portland (Clackamus)
Clarion Inn (a stone’s throw from Dave’s)
9717 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
No block of rooms
On their website
$134 Queen / $152 King (Sr or AAA)
24 hour cancellation

Friday & Saturday Aug 26 & 27
Crescent City, CA
Lighthouse Inn

Mention SLK NW
King $109/Queens $119
24 hour cancellation

Sunday, August 28
Florence, OR
Ocean Breeze Motel
Mention SLK NW
24 hour cancellation

Monday, August 29

Astoria, OR
Atomic Motel
No block
Book online at expedia, hotels, trifalgo, etc.

~RSVP when booked to be included in logistics~​
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