Saturday, June 22, 2013

Alaska 2013, Day 17, Coos Bay to Seattle

Tuesday June 18, 2013


We headed out around 8:00 AM this morning and made it into Tillamook  around 1:30 PM.  The drive up the Oregon coast is really something.

Once you head inland I can see why there is a cheese factory in Tillamook, the whole valley from Pacific City on is all dairy farms.  Each trip west Cheryl and the kids look for Tillamook cheese, yogurt and ice cream.  Back in the 70s I toured the cheese factory and got the best soft serve ever so I looked up on the internet if they still had a tour or ice cream shop and they do.  The factory has grown quite a bit in thirty some years.  And now they have 2 ice cream counters, a burger counter, 2 stores and you can buy every one of their products.  We stocked up on ice cream, yogurt and cheese.

Portland was about an hour and a half away, we made it by 5:30.  We got caught in rush hour traffic in Portland for 45 minutes.  Seattle is close to Portland, maybe 3 hours away.  After a stop for gas and supper we got into our campground (Trails Inn in Bellevue) by 10:00.(We have stayed here 3 times now.  It's an urban campground, really tight, but 10 minutes from downtown Seattle).

430 miles today.

3696 miles so far.

- Jon


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