We are planning a family trip from Tri-Cities Washington and are wondering if the plan we have is feasible. Here is what we were thinking:
Day 1:Wake up and leave early (6am ish) Drive to Kimberly, OR to see John Day Fossil Beds then on to Bend to stay the night (we have friends in Bend)
Day 2: Leave by 9am to Drive to Crater Lake (our kids ages 5 and 7 want to do the Junior Ranger thing here)
Drive down to Oregon Caves and camp. Possibly try and do a cave tour.
Day 3: Do a cave tour in Oregon Caves if we couldn't the day before. Drive to Redwood Forest (Trees of Mystery area). Camp near Trees of Mystery. Explore the Redwoods.
Day 4: Camp at Cape Blanco stop and see things on the way. (I could use some suggestions here on what cool things there are to see around the area)
Day 5: Drive toward Tillamook and stop when we get tired of driving. See cool things along the way (Again, some ideas would be awesome). Stay in a hotel somewhere.
Day 6: Lincoln City (walk on the beach, gab something to eat, maybe do the outlet mall if time allows)Tillamook Cheese Factory tour maybe something else cool in Tillamook drive to Fort Stevens (we have a reservation there for this night)
Day 9: Drive back to Tri Cities check out Fort Vancouver on the way home
Our kids are so good in the car so long days of driving isn't a concern at all for us. They are also really laid back so we can fit as much or as little in a day as we want. Our family loves to do shortish hikes (1-3 miles round trip). We also love to see unusual things and our daughters LOVE doing the Junior Ranger programs at the National Parks (thus we are seeing 6 of them this trip I believe). Any suggestions would be awesome! I'm trying to keep the trip fairly cheap but if it's something really cool that we just HAVE to see we can make it work.