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LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

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Troutdale, Oregon
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1. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

HI there,

Grants Pass is all clear,. Do you mean Crater Lake? That is nearby.

There is a Hellsgate Jet Boat ride up into Hellsgate canyon that is a blast! There is plenty to do and nature to see. They are boats that get up on pontoons and spin out for the fun.

Covered bridges- wineries but we need to know your preferences in travel and your budget first.

Best,

MrsO

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2. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

The Hellgate Jet Boat Excursions are lots of fun! They leave from The Riverside Inn boat dock. The Riverside Inn is a nice place to stay with a family. The rooms have river views and there is a small outdoor pool and jacuzzi there with breakfast included with your room.

If your budget is high, The Weasku Inn is wonderful! We have stayed in the River Cabins in the back of the property. These rooms have a pullout sofa, decks overlooking the river and fireplaces. A nice breakfast is included with your stay here as well as wine and appetizers in the evening. Happy Travels! :)

Green Valley...
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3. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

Are these days RT? Sounds like it from your CL comment "return south". That's not really much time and a lot of hard driving. I don't feel that you have researched OR well; it's a huge state including, of course, the fabulous OR coast. Tell us more about your interests. And plot any course on Google Maps so you grasp not only the miles but the hours of driving that might be involved.

Edited: 1:55 pm, June 20, 2013
4. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

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Troutdale, Oregon
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5. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

Hi,

I like the Grants Pass based Hellsgate Canyon Jetboat ride. They are on Pontoons and can skim over 4" of water. Lots of spinouts and good nature viewing. They have a lunch or dinner or brunch ride that is great! They are just off I-5.

Would you like a whitewater trip? Out of Maupin (Sage Rafting) in the high desert of the CRGNSA or the rain forest of White Salmon (Zoller's) on the Washington side of the CRGNSA. For more information on this area Google CRGNSA and www.nwhiker.com and www.bestgorge.com to help you plan your trip. Maybe you would be up for a windsurfing lesson out of Hood River at Big Wind There is so much to do there..

have fun planning

MrsO

6. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

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Troutdale, Oregon
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7. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

There is a House of Mystery. It's the Vortex.. Things go in ways they shouldn't.. like water coems out not straight down.

f you can get to a place down by the river, you can play in the river or tube downstream a little.

Your trip sounds fine. You will come back and do more.

Have fun,

MRsO

Troutdale, Oregon
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8. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

I would take 5 to make the most of your vacation days.

Best,

MrsO

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9. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

>> We are investigating camping as a possibility however, concerned with the wild life.<<

The vast majority of campgrounds in Oregon have no wildlife problems. It's not like Yosemite ;-)

Memphis
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10. Re: LA to beautiful Oregon from 6/23-6/31 with the 2 kids. Hints

LA to Oregon - that's a pretty aggressive trip, even for a seasoned road warrior. We have done it, and loved it...but it takes some planning. Here's what we did: Rather than leave Thursday night to start the trip - we got a great nights sleep and left around 5am Friday morning. Our goal the first day was Mendocino, CA...about 3 hours North of SFO. Stay in a vacation rental where you can prepare some meals. We love the Glendeven Trial Cottage: glendeven.com/beach-trail-cottage-mendocino/ . This is excellent, 2 bedroom cottage. Perfect for two nights, very relaxing, lots to see and do in town and the perfect destination after a long-long-long day of driving. Stay here 2 nights, you have earned it...and you'll love Mendocino. The redwoods, the beautiful coastline [Great!! Tide-Pooling] and fun Ice Cream stores sitting next to 5 Star restaurants. There seems to be a constant very lite ocean breeze that makes everyday the best day to be visiting Mendocino.

Good news is your less than 5 hours from the Oregon border and less than 10 hours from Eugene, OR.

On the way back home visit at least one of these three... Yosemite, Ghirardelli Square/Fisherman's Wharf or the Monterey Aquarium before that 8-10 hour drive home.

The good news is, the only real hectic driving...was whatever you experienced in LA...everything else will seem fairly sensible, by comparison.

Have Fun. Be Safe.

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