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      07-09-2018, 09:48 PM   #1
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3200km Oregon Coast Road Trip

Heading off on summer vacation tomorrow, a 3200km road trip through BC and along the Oregon Coast.

Two weeks in the M3, with the girlfriend and two bulldogs in the back seat.

Please chime in if you have any suggestions, or must see's along the way. I will take pictures along the trip and post them as we go.

The Route:
1. Calgary
2. Kelowna
3. Seattle
4. Portland
5. Newport
6. Gleneden Beach
7. Valley of the Giants
8. Cannon Beach
9. Seattle
10. Kelowna
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Sounds like a great trip!! If you like wine, be sure to hit some of the better Oregon pinot noir producers. Lovely country and scenery to be sure.

I hope you have a nice dog cover for the back seats! Great that you are taking them.
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Duude how can you skip Vancouver and See 2 Sky hwy? Literally one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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+1 on the dog covers. Any recommendation that will fit the F80?
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+1 on the dog covers. Any recommendation that will fit the F80?
I've got a great rear seat cover, covers the entire rear seat and loops up behind the front seats as a barrier. I'll try to grab a link but I picked it up off of amazon and it fits great.

Hmmm I'll think about two sky; we have spent a lot of time in Van.
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You picked an amazing road trip. If you havent been before be prepared to be amazed at how awesome the area around kelowna is. Not sure how long you'll be in the area, but there are some great wineries if you head a little south to Narramata not to mention some great driving. If you are staying the night eat at Quails Gate Winery. All around one of my favorite places in in the world to have dinner.

When driving coquihalla highway lets just say you'll get the best out of your M on that stretch. Keep it slow coming in and out of Merritt and Hope, but the rest is pretty fair game.

Oregon coast is freaking amazing.

What hotels have you picked?
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Looks like a great drive! Have fun and post pix!
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Heading off on summer vacation tomorrow, a 3200km road trip through BC and along the Oregon Coast.

Two weeks in the M3, with the girlfriend and two bulldogs in the back seat.

Please chime in if you have any suggestions, or must see's along the way. I will take pictures along the trip and post them as we go.

The Route:
1. Calgary
2. Kelowna
3. Seattle
4. Portland
5. Newport
6. Gleneden Beach
7. Valley of the Giants
8. Cannon Beach
9. Seattle
10. Kelowna
Sounds like a great trip! A few thoughts:

1) my wife and 2 kids (10 and 12 at time) did 15 night oregon tour in aug '16
Portland 1
Cannon beach 2
Yachats 1
Bandon 2
Grants pass 1
Sunriver 6
Drive along columbia river on route back to portland

If you can do more of a mini loop the drive may be more interesting? If resort type place (warmer than coast which was a good change) you could cut those nights like sunriver down.

2) do you golf? Bandon is a must but otherwise not worth it? Sunriver has great golf too.

3) on a separate trip we have driven vancouver - seattle. Boeing factory tour is super cool but look up reservations asap.

4) as I just dropped off my car in zurich yesterday 14 day 1600km ED i can say your mileage is ambitious


Have a word doc whole itinerary if you want to pm me.
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If you need tips on anything, I have a few. I did a tiny drive from Seattle to (via milk crime country) Detroit to NJ and then back to Seattle via everything, and by everything I mean everything.
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I live along your proposed route, so will wave as you pass by.

You have mapped out a great drive, the only suggestion I have would be that the Washington southern coast is not as impressive as the Oregon side. I would cut out a bit of the S. Wash coast, and go a bit further down in Oregon. Don't rush, poke and take time to see and do things. Besides, with the dogs, you will be forced to stop more often, and that will be a good thing.
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with the girlfriend and two bulldogs in the back seat.
They take turns sitting on her lap, or what?
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Gents thanks for the suggestions and insight! I'll definitely look at adjusting the loop.

All loaded up and on the road.
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Lake Quinault on the way through WA

https://www.olympicnationalparks.com...quinault-lodge

Road side smoked salmon and other delectabls.

http://barnaclebillsseafoodmarket.com

Pacific City Oregon, and the pelican brew pub

Any of these locations, https://www.mcmenamins.com

I could probably go on and on, grew up there

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I live along your proposed route, so will wave as you pass by.

You have mapped out a great drive, the only suggestion I have would be that the Washington southern coast is not as impressive as the Oregon side. I would cut out a bit of the S. Wash coast, and go a bit further down in Oregon. Don't rush, poke and take time to see and do things. Besides, with the dogs, you will be forced to stop more often, and that will be a good thing.
Awesome we are definitely taking a closer look at that
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with the girlfriend and two bulldogs in the back seat.
They take turns sitting on her lap, or what?
Bulldogs man! Lol they pretty much just sleep and eat
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Bandon Dunes in Oregon!
Definitely grabbing dune buggies for a day or two
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Lake Quinault on the way through WA

https://www.olympicnationalparks.com...quinault-lodge

Road side smoked salmon and other delectabls.

http://barnaclebillsseafoodmarket.com

Pacific City Oregon, and the pelican brew pub

Any of these locations, https://www.mcmenamins.com

I could probably go on and on, grew up there

Have fun
Fellas this has been a huge help! Made it to Kelowna and hit Skunk cabbage boardwalk on the way.

It poured rain for over half the drive and construction was a nightmare.
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Awesome we are definitely taking a closer look at that

Bulldogs man! Lol they pretty much just sleep and eat

Definitely grabbing dune buggies for a day or two


Fellas this has been a huge help! Made it to Kelowna and hit Skunk cabbage boardwalk on the way.

It poured rain for over half the drive and construction was a nightmare.
Ya, but it'll be better going over the Coquihalla tomorrow, probably snow..............................just kidding, but it has been a wet and cooler early summer in Kelowna, not that I mind that really. Looks like you are in the upper Mission area now.
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If you like good beer, check out Rogue Brewery in Newport. It's right near the mouth of the bay, so there are fantastic views. When I lived in Portland I used to visit friends in Newport often - we would sail for a bit during the day then dock at the brewery and drink for hours lol. Great people and fantastic beer.

Some others mentioned the Oregon Sand Dunes... +1 on this for sure. That whole area from around Coos Bay to Florence is just beautiful.

Finally - Olympia, WA is a great little town on the southern part of the Puget Sound that is worth stopping at IMO. I lived there for a while and absolutely loved it. So much good food, beer, and wine... and an awesome little art/music scene. From most areas in town, you have stunning views of Mt. Rainier. If you have the time, because it's a little out of the way, you can drive out on the peninsula northwest of Olympia and there is a temperate rainforest out there. It's so wild and beautiful, unlike anywhere else I have been in the US.

Have a great trip!
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Awesome we are definitely taking a closer look at that

Bulldogs man! Lol they pretty much just sleep and eat

Definitely grabbing dune buggies for a day or two


Fellas this has been a huge help! Made it to Kelowna and hit Skunk cabbage boardwalk on the way.

It poured rain for over half the drive and construction was a nightmare.
Ya, but it'll be better going over the Coquihalla tomorrow, probably snow..............................just kidding, but it has been a wet and cooler early summer in Kelowna, not that I mind that really. Looks like you are in the upper Mission area now.
That is correct. Visiting the GF's family before we head to Seattle in the am
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That is correct. Visiting the GF's family before we head to Seattle in the am
Great, my wife and I have lived in the Upper Mission area of Kelowna since we moved here in 1990.

Have a good drive to Seattle, traffic from Everett on down thru Seattle usually heavy and a pain; but it opens up again after you get south of Tacoma.
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Heading off on summer vacation tomorrow, a 3200km road trip through BC and along the Oregon Coast.

Two weeks in the M3, with the girlfriend and two bulldogs in the back seat.

Please chime in if you have any suggestions, or must see's along the way. I will take pictures along the trip and post them as we go.

The Route:
1. Calgary
2. Kelowna
3. Seattle
4. Portland
5. Newport
6. Gleneden Beach
7. Valley of the Giants
8. Cannon Beach
9. Seattle
10. Kelowna
3) Seattle
- Pike Place Market
- Space Needle
- LeMay - America's Car Museum. They currently having a BMW exhibit https://www.americascarmuseum.org/ https://www.americascarmuseum.org/ex...roesofbavaria/

8. Cannon Beach
- South of it but I think on your route; Tillamook Creamery

I'll try to post some more when I can think of them
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That is correct. Visiting the GF's family before we head to Seattle in the am
Great, my wife and I have lived in the Upper Mission area of Kelowna since we moved here in 1990.

Have a good drive to Seattle, traffic from Everett on down thru Seattle usually heavy and a pain; but it opens up again after you get south of Tacoma.
Once again, much appreciated.

About to take off in the second leg from Kelowna to Seattle... less pics of the dogs and more scenery with the M

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