Vacations To Go


Redwood National Park Adventure


Day 1 Tuesday April 25th  
9:00 p.m. Depart: Spokane 143
11:15 a.m. Arrive: Kennewick  
  Do: Lunch-Arbys  
12:00 p.m. Depart: Kennewick  
4:00 p.m. Arrive: Portland 210
  Do: Pick-up Rory and Zelda
11754 E Burnside
  Do: Pro Photo Supply (9-6)
1112 NW 19th Ave
    Voodoo Donuts
1501 NE Davis
  Lodge: Clarion Hotel Portland International Airport
$126.49 each K lakeview room
Cancel by 4/24 @ 4 p.m.


Day 2 Wednesday April 26th  
7:00 a.m. Do: Full breakfast  
7:45 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
  Do: Pick-up Rory and Zelda  
8:00 a.m. Depart: Portland  
    (G right on Burnside. Turn right on 22nd and right again on Stark. Go left/south on I-205. Enter I-5. Take exit 233 east on Hwy 20. In Lebanon turn lefton on Wheeler at Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant. Turn right on James. Go left on Grant. After crossing the river take the first right on Berlin Rd. Turn right on Plagman Dr. On the left side.)  
10:00 a.m. Arrive: Lebanon 95
  Do: Pick-up Jen
39415 Plagman Dr.
Lebanon, OR 97355
Pull out lunch to eat in the car when hungry.
10:15 a.m. Depart: Lebanon  
    (Go left on Plagman Dr. Take the right across the river on Waterloo Rd. Turn left a block on 1st and right on Gross St. It will becom Waterloo. Turn right on the Santiam Hwy/20. Go left on Crowfoot Rd. Turn left on Central. It will become Rock Hill Dr. Go lefton Sandridge Rd. Go right on Harrison Rd. It will go left. Turn right on Linn W Dr. Go left on Ogle Rd. Turn right on Halsey-Sweet Home Hwy/228. Go left into I-5. Take exit 162 onto Hwy 38. On the right side.)  
12:25 p.m. Arrive: Umpqua Wayside 122
  Do: Lunch-Chicken, Potatoe Salad, Chips  
1:00 p.m. Depart: Umpqua  
    (Continue on Hwy 38. Turn left on Hwy 101.)  
2:10 p.m. Arrive: Bandon 60
  See: Shops  
3:30 p.m. Depart: Bandon  
    (Continue on Hwy 101 south. Turn right on 8th St to 780 8th St SW.)  
  Do: LFL-Flying Letterbox  
    (Continue south on Hwy 101. When the one ways converge in Crescent City, on the left side.)  
5:40 p.m. Arrive: Crescent City 110
  Lodge: Lighthouse Inn
681 Hwy 101
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-3993
(Refrig, micro, CM, blow dryer)
Almanza King $102.37; J,R&S Q & 2 Kings $91.41
Booked on 1/16/23, Cancel by midnight on April 24.
  Do: Dinner-Seaside Restaurant & Bar (7-9)
100 A St


Day 3 Thursday April 27th  
8:15 a.m. Do: Breakfast-breads muffins, coffees, teas, cocoas, fruits, cereals, and juices.  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Crescent City  
    (Go south on Hwy 101. Turn right on Newton B. Drury Scenice Pkwy..)  
    Big Trees Wayside-two-minute-75 yards walk to stunning old-growth redwood trees. A viewing platform and interpretive signage is located by the "Big Tree". It is estimated that this tree is more than 1,500 years old. Many other equally impressive trees will be found on all the nearby trails. 33
    (Continue on right Newton B Drury. Turn right onto Hwy 101. Shortly turn right on Davison Rd.)  
10:00 a.m. Do: Fern Canyon-Hikers can stick to the bed of Home Creek and within quarter of a mile see the steep, leafy walls of Fern Canyon. This in-and-out option has a 30-foot elevation change. Pets 18
    (Continue on Hwy 101. Turn left on Bald Hills Rd.)  
45 min. See: Thomas Kuchel Visitor Center (9-5)
Store, picnic area
  Do: Lunch-Tuna, fruit cups, chips  
    Redwood National Park Sign 1
  Arrive: Eureka 25
    (After Bayside Inn and Suites, turn right on M St.)  
45 min. See:
Carson Mansion
(outside view only)
    (Turn left on Hwy 254.)  
37 min.   Avenue of the Giants North Entrance 33
4 min.   Grieg French Bell Grove -Prettiest grove in Humboldt Redwoods, mainly because of its incredibly thick and dense groundcover of redwood sorrel. The unusually lush groundcover might result from the grove’s location at the fog-prone northern edge of the park. The sorrel completely covers a forest floor that, unusually, consists of little rolling mounds, and also covers fallen logs. 2.7
    (Turn left on Dyerville Loop Rd.)  
9 min.   Founders Grove Nature Trail- .5 mile loop, no dogs 8
    (Turn left on Pesula Rd.)  
8 min.   Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center- Gould Grove Nature Trail
This short interpretive trail is in a small old-growth grove across from the park visitor center and the main campground. The trail gets a steady stream of visitors; you might see a group every 2–3 minutes or so.
7 min.   Shrine Drive Thru Tree Fee 4
10 min.   Franklin K Lane Grove (.4 miles 20ft) 8
    (Continue on Avenue of the Giants. Enter Hwy 101. Take exit 639 B right and then left into town on Redwood Dr. On the left side.)  
11 min. Lodge: Best Western Plus Humboldt House Inn
701 Redwood Dr
Garberville, CA 95542-3104
(707) 923-2771
(Us-2 bedrooms with a queen and 2 queens $234.49, Rory-King $173.90
Cancel by 4 p.m. 4/26/23
    (Turn left on Redwood Dr. Turn right on Sprowl Creek Rd.)  
    Dinner- Aztec Grill Other restaurants (204)


Day 4 Friday April 28th  
8:00 a.m. Do: Full Breakfast-Hotel  
    Il Forno Bakery (6-3)  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Garberville  
    (Go north on Hwy 101.)  
11:45 a.m. Arrive: Crescent City 151
    (Just past The Lighthouse Inn.)  
  Do: Lunch-Peanut Butter and Jelly, Fruit, Chips  
12:45 p.m. Depart: Crescent City  
3:00 p.m. Arrive: Coquille River Lighthouse
56487 Bullards Beach Rd
Bandon, OR 97411
  Do: Replace letterbox  
3:30 p.m. Depart: Coquille  
    (Continue north on Hwy 101. Turn left on Beaver Hill Rd. Go left on Cape Arago Hwy 540. Turn right into the park.)  
4:10 p.m. Arrive: Shore Acres State Park 26
  See: Gardens  
5:00 p.m. Depart: Park  
    (Go back on Cape Arago Hwy 540. Turn right on Ocean Blvd. Go left on Central Ave. Go right on 7th and left on Anderson Ave. Go right on Hwy 101. l/2 block on the left.)  
5:30 p.m. Arrive: Coos Bay 14
  Do: Dinner-Pueblo Nuevo Restaurant (11:30-9)
252 S Broadway
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 266-9311
    (Go right on Hwy 101. Turn left on Johnson.) 1
    Edgewater Inn and Suites
(541) 267-0423
(Rory- Accessible Q-$109.89, Paul 2Q-$113.89, S&R 2 Q-$113.89 micro, fridge)
Cancel by 4/26 @ midnight



Day 4 Saturday April 29th  
    (Go back to Hwy 101 and turn right. Turn left on Stanton.)  
8:00 a.m. Do: Breakfast-Pancake Mill Restaurant (6-3)
2390 Tremont St-Hwy 101
North Bend, OR
    (Continue north on Hwy 101. In a couple of blocks turn left on Washington. Go left on Union. On the right side.)  
    LFL-Justice Letterbox  
    (Go back to Hwy 101 and turn left.)  
9:30 a.m. Depart: Coos Bay  
10:00 a.m. Arrive: Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
1020 Lighthouse Rd
Winchester Bay, OR 97467
  Do: Tour (9-7)  
    Replace Letterbox  
11:00 a.m. Depart: Umpqua  
11:45 a.m. Arrive: Heceta Head 39
    Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B Letterbox  
  Do: Tour lighthouse base (11-2) (.5 mile)  
    Replace letterbox  
    Lunch-Chicken salad, fruit, pudding cups  
1:00 p.m. Depart: Heceta Head  
1:55 p.m. Arrive: Newport 38
2:30 p.m. Arrive: Lincoln City 25
    (Continue on Hwy 101. Cross Little Nestucca River. Turn left on Brooten Rd. In Pacific City, go left on Pacific across river. Turn left on Sunset Dr. On the right side.)  
3:05 p.m. Arrive: Pacific City 22
  Lodge: Ocean Front Sunsets
35730 Sunset Dr
Pacific City, 97135
Confirmation ZQ49Z25Q


Day 5 Sunday April 30th  
  See: Pacific City  
    (Cross the brdige and take the 2nd left on Brooten. At the end of the block.)  
    Pacific Coast Candy (10-5)
34950 Brooten Rd
    (Continue left on Brooten. At Ferry St on the right.)  
    Grateful Bread Bakery (8-2)
34805 Brooten Rd
    (Go back left on Brooten just past Pacific on the right.)  
    Megpies Bakery & Cafe (9-3)
6425 Pacific Ave
    (Go back to Pacific and turn left. Cross the bridge and turn right. On the right side.  
  See: Cape Kiwanda Marketplace-fudge, ice cream and gifts  
    (Go right and an immediate left on Hungry Harbor Rd.)  
    Pacific City Beach  
    (Go back on Kiwanda Dr. At Pacific jog right, then left on Sunset Dr. On the right side.)  
  Lodge: Ocean Front Sunsets  


Day 6 Monday May 1st  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Pacific City  
    (Go left on Sunset, jog right and an immediate left on Cape Kiwanda. It will become Sandlake Rd. Stay on the road going right at Cape Lookout Rd. Go left on Hwy 101. Watch for Scenic Byway sign on the right just past Yellow Fir Rd.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #8- Salem Letterbox  
    (Continue north on Hwy 101. Look for Rest Area at MP 70.6)  
    RD TRP Series: Food Ahead! Letterbox  
    (Continue on Hwy 101. On the left side.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #43B-Cumberland Gap Letterbox
11880 Hwy 101
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #42B-Daisy Flower Letterbox  
    (Continue on Hwy 101. Watch for the jet at Long Prairie Rd.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #10- Westward Ho Letterbox  
    (Continue on Long Prairie. Go right on Blimp Blvd. Left on Officer Row. It will go right to the park.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #38B-Fool's Puzzle Letterbox  
    (Continue on Hwy 101 north. Look for Latimer Rd on the right.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #1 - Card Trick Letterbox  

Lunch-Tillamook Creamery (10-6)
4165 N Hwy 101

    (Heading back towards town on the right side is Tillamook Farmer's Coop.)  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #19B-Classic Blue Letterbox  
    Tillamook Quilt Trail #20B- Crossing Winds Letterbox  
  Depart: Tillamook  
    (Continue south on Hwy 101. Turn right on Sandlake Rd. Jog right on Pacific and left on Sunset Dr.)  
  Arrive: Pacific City 25

Day 7 Tuesday May 2nd  
    (Go north on Cape Kiwanda Dr. It will become McPhillips Dr, then Sandlake Rd. Turn left on Whalen Island Rd.)  
  Do: Heads or.... Letterbox  
    Kurious Gene Thief Letterbox  
    (Go back to Sandlake Rd and turn left. Turn left on Cape Lookout Rd. Look for Anderson's Viewpoint.)  
    Ghost Bike Letterbox  
    (Continue left/north on Cape Lookout Rd. Turn left towards the campground.)  
    Lookout Ivy! Letterbox  
  Lodge: Ocean Front Sunsets  

Day 8 Wednesday May 3rd  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Pacific City  

(Go right on Sand Lake. It will become Cape Kiwanda. Turn left to cross the river.
Turn right on Brooten Rd. Turn right on Hwy 101. Just past Hwy 20 on the left.)

11:15 a.m. Arrive: Lincoln City 25
  Do: Antiques
3128 N Hwy 101
    Pocket Treasures: Vintage Subway Token Letterbox  
    Grannys Attic (11-4)
1520 NE Hwy 101
    Goodwill (10-7)
1000 SE Hwy 101
    Penny Wise Thrift (10-6)
1800 SE Hwy 101
    Beach Bum Vintage
4235 SE Hwy 101
    (Continue south on Hwy 101. Cross the bridge after 52nd. On the right side.)  
    Siletz Delicacy Letterbox
5344 S Hwy 101
  Do: Lunch- Tastebud Bistro
6042 S US 101
2:30 p.m. Depart: Lincoln City  
3:00 p.m. Arrive: Newport 22
3:20 p.m.
Depart: Newport  
  Do Coast to Valley Bus $6
(541) 766-6700 M-F 8-5
5:00 p.m.
Arrive: Albany Amtrak  
    (Turn right on Hwy 101. Turn right on Hwy 20. Turn right on Fogarty and right again on Bay Blvd.)  
  See: Shops  
  Depart: Newport  
    (Continue on Bay to the bridge. Turn right to enter Hwy 101 north. Take Otter Crest Loop just past Beverly Beach..)  
    A Whale @ Cape Foulweather Letterbox  
    (Continue north on Hwy 101. Just past Salishan take the next right on Immonen Rd. Park at the entrance.)  
    Threading the King Tide Letterbox (may be gone)  
    (Continue on Hwy 101. After crossing some of the Siletz Bay bridge. On the right. Park by the sign.)  
    Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge Letterbox  
1 hr 10 min Arrive: Pacific City 51
  Lodge: Ocean Front Sunsets  

Day 9 Thursday May 4th  
    (Go north on Sunset Dr. Turn right across the river and right again on Brooten Rd. Go right on Hwy 101. After cross the Little Nestucca River go right on Christiansen Rd.)  
  Do: I've Run Out of Cute Names Love Letterbox  
    (Go back to Hwy 101 the turn left. Turn right on Meda Loop Rd.)  
    Doggy Style Love (G Rated) Letterbox  
    (Go back to Hwy 101 and turn right. Cross the river. At the next road turn right on Little Nestucca River Road. On the left side.)  
    Bare Moon Farm
40105 US 101
Cloverdale, OR 97112
    (Continue right/north on Hwy 101. Go left on Brooten Rd. Go left across the bridge and left again on Sunset.)  
  Lodge: Ocean Front Sunsets  

Day 10 Friday May 5th  
  Do: Rest Day  
  Lodge: Ocean Front Sunsets  

Day 11 Saturday May 6th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Pacific City  
    (Go left on Sand Lake Rd. It will go right to Hwy 101. Go left. Turn right on McCormick Loop Rd. It will go left. Turn right on 3rd St and left on Olsen Rd. Go right on Hwy 6. Go right on Hwy 26. Go right/south on I-405. Take exit 300 north on I-5. Exit onto I-84. Take exit 6 right onto I-204. Turn left on Glisan. Go right on 102nd, then left on Burnside.)  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Portland 106
  Do: Drop off Rory and Zelda's things  
  Depart: Portland  
    (Go right on Burnside and left on 122nd. Go right to enter I-84 east. Take exit 179 onto I-82 north. Take exit 113 right on Hwy 395.)  
  Arrive: Kennewick  
  Do: Dinner-Arbys
3506 W Clearwater Ave
6:30 p.m. Arrive: Spokane 348

Date Fee Jen Paul & Autumn Rory & Zelda Ray & Sherry
April 25th Clarion Hotel Portland International Airport   $126.49   $126.49
April 26th Lighthouse Inn $30.47 102.37 $102.37 $60.94
April 27th Best Western Humboldt House Inn $78.16 $134.40 $134.40 $156.33
April 28th Edgewater Inn and Suites $37.96 $110.63 $110.63 $75.93
April 29-May 6th Sand Serenity $2,438.84 $209.84 $786.95 $786.95 $786.95
  Gas (1900 miles) (To be determined)        
Total   $356.43 $1,260.84 $1,134.35 $1,206.64