Hi, we are a family of four, with 2 active boys ages 13 + 10 from the Bay Area in CA. We are planning a 2 week road trip flying into Seattle, out of Portland. Nature, short hikes, animals (esp marine mammals), trains, beaches, old cars and baseball all pluses. may fly in and go one way in RV or rent car and stay in hotel/motels.
Is 2 weeks enough time for a trip that might include the following:
San Juan Island
Olympic National Park - (Hurricane ridge, Hoh Rainforest, LakeQuinalt, Kalaloch all sound cool)
Bend, OR +
Columbia River Gorge area
Any must sees? Ideas of where to stop and how much time to spend there? Can take a few days of driving 5 hours or so, but not day after day because of kids. I hear that Oregon is great for RV's but what about Washington? I would like to rough out a trip because I know it is important to make early reservations for summer in these areas.
If this is really two trips that is ok too. Thoughts and routes most appreciated. I will also post this in the Oregon forum and thanks for reading and sharing!