7 days 1700 Miles through Washington, Oregon and California — 19 Comments

  1. It is such a refreshing feeling to finally reach the shore.These photos of the coast are breathtaking and for me, so very special. Having now lived in the Midwest for almost 19 years, every time we get to any coast (east or west), there is such a sense of freedom. Mary, your captures are rugged and textured but seasoned with such tenderness. ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

  2. it’s a god time to travel… and we see much more interesting things this way. I love the look of the ocean in winter and I love the empty beaches… it’s a chalenge to find much room there in summer :o)

  3. wow, 1700 miles in 7 days. You were moving. I love Oregon, Washington and the California coastlines. It is sad the weather did not cooperate with your visits. Your photos are still lovely. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  4. OK….that is a super long drive and a long time to be in a vehicle, even if it is an RV. I don’t know if I would’ve made it without more places to stop and stay for more than just a night. You are a trooper and I am glad you have made it to your destination!

    • If it had not been raining we would have stayed longer on the Oregon coast. But it seemed pointless to sit in the RV and watch it rain.

  5. Gosh these pictures are so beautiful. I have driven much of the California coast, but not the Oregon and Washington coasts. There’s nothing quite like the ocean even if it is not perfect weather.

  6. Looks like you’ll have great weather for the next ten days in Quartzite. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid to low 40s. And no rain in site!

    How crowded is the Q now that the gem shows are running? Are you boondocking? We usually camp in the Dome Rock area when in Quartzite. Nice to see you’ll have a chance to dry out.

    • Yes, the sun has been wonderful. We boondock in Quartzsite. The big tent show started the other day too, so it seems more crowded right now. There are more RV’s in the desert this year, than last year. But we left right before the big show and returned when it was over. So we will see what happens at the end of January. It usually clears out after that.

  7. Traveling is not always glamorous, I agree. Beautiful long coastal line. 1700 miles in 7 days, I’m impressed, Mary!

  8. The OR coast wins over the CA coast for me. Partly for the many state parks and also for the fewer crowds, oh, and the more reasonable prices in OR. CA state parks (along the ocean) are ridiculously expensive and insanely crowded. There is a section of the CA coast, I think it’s between Monterey and Morro Bay, that you absolutely would not want to drive a large RV through.

    I’m glad you made it to your beloved desert, but I hope you have a chance in the future to really explore some of the areas you had to blast through!

  9. I bet you both heaved a huge sigh of relief when you finally arrived at your destination! It’s too bad you didn’t have better weather for the drive, but who knows, maybe you will get to do it again someday.

  10. Bummer there was so much rain so you couldn’t enjoy it more. The whole coast is so beautiful and so different as you keep driving. Glad you made it safely to AZ. Enjoy the dry weather!

  11. It’s great that so much of Oregon’s coast is accessible to the public. One of the reason I love Cape May, NJ so much is because it’s one of the rare NJ shore towns where ALL the beach (except for a small portion owned by the Coast Guard training facilities) is available to the public.

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