Back in Yarnell for a week then off to Oregon for a week. But first an hour drive to Prescott, 2 hour shuttle to PHX (Phoenix airport), and a 2 1/2 hour flight landing 4:30p local time. How long does it take you to get to the airport?
I really did want to take an extended road trip to Oregon and Washington, plus what I could see in Nevada on the way north, and a slow haul south along the coast. But, sometimes travel really is about the money. Bills still have to be paid at home. For me the added expense would be first the purchase of a cab-over camper, which I’m still looking for. Then there’s fuel costs, which I’ve seen dropping in Arizona with diesel under $4 and gas almost under 3/gallon. Not complaining but am surprised and wondering why. Maybe I should google that. So here’s the answer from GasBuddy.
I could take 1 1/2 months but…
This will be a busy and rather whirl wind trip. Friday we’ll zoom down on I5 from Portland then west just south of Roseburg to Bandon. 2 1/2 days in Bandon where Berta once lived will give us a chance to walk the beach and listen to the crashing waves, hopefully without gale force winds added to the predicted rain. Hope to take at least 2 days driving north on the coast to the Columbia River divide between Washington and Oregon. Not nearly long enough to stop at the multitude of beaches, lighthouses and quaint coastal towns. In fact looking for photos of the Oregon coast I realize it’s been Way too long (this shot from 2007). Then 2 days to visit friends, and family for Berta, in the area before we fly back to Phoenix.
Although I know we’ll have a great time, this is not my usual way to travel.
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