A 13 day long road trip with the family from Los Angeles to Canada. Traveling with kids age 12, 6 and 11 month old is a bit of challenge if time is an issue.. We were not in a hurry to get to our destination; so we took our time in consideration of the kids. Lodging was pretty much decided on and booked as we drove along. From LA, we travelled along the coast and explored parts of Norcal and Oregon . I did not have any expectations, so I was pleasantly surprised after seeing some parts of it. I promise to return someday to explore the towns and spend more time at the beach. Here’s some of my favorites.
The Carson Mansion
Located in Eureka, California. The Carson Mansion is considered the most grand Victorian home in America. A historic landmark in California’s north coast; it was built in 1884 by pioneer lumberman William Carson.
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Cape Blanco and the Pacific ocean from the lookout in Port Orford, Oregon.
Drift Creek Bridge
The Drift Creek Bridge in Lincoln City, Oregon was considered the oldest remaining bridge in Oregon.
One of the most popular attractions on the coast of Oregon is the Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach in N Highway 101. Check this place out early in the morning, walk barefooted on the beach with a cup of coffee in one hand, feel the the mist on your face, watch the surfers ride the waves or simply breathe in the ocean air.
Snow capped Mt Hood in July from the Jonsrud lookout.
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Tke kids learning a bit of history at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Fort Clatsop.
On our way back home from Canada, we used the Calgary, Idaho, Washington and Oregon route mostly using I5. We did a quick detour at this park in Washington where we enjoyed a spectacular sunset.
We also spent some time bathing in the cool waters of Whiskeytown Crystal Creek Falls in northern California
We logged 4500 miles in 13 days from Los Angeles to Canada and back.