A 13 day long road trip with the family from Los Angeles to Canada. Traveling with kids age 12, 6 and 11 month old  is a bit of challenge if time is an issue.. We were not in a hurry to get to our destination; so we took our time in consideration of the kids.  Lodging was pretty much decided on  and booked as we drove along. From LA, we travelled along the coast and explored  parts of Norcal and Oregon . I did not have any  expectations, so I was pleasantly surprised  after seeing some parts of it. I promise to return someday to explore the towns and  spend more time at the beach. Here’s some of my favorites.

The Carson Mansion

Located in Eureka, California. The Carson Mansion is considered the most grand Victorian home in America. A historic landmark in  California’s north coast; it was built in 1884 by pioneer lumberman William Carson.


Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Cape Blanco and the Pacific ocean from the lookout in Port Orford, Oregon.


Drift Creek Bridge

The Drift Creek Bridge in Lincoln City, Oregon was considered the oldest remaining bridge in Oregon.13686631_10154345483846870_1260082984644701646_n

Haystack Rock

One of the most popular attractions on the coast of Oregon is the Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach in N  Highway 101. Check this place out early in the morning, walk barefooted on the beach  with a cup of coffee in one hand, feel the  the mist on your face, watch the surfers ride the waves or simply breathe in the ocean air.



Mt Hood

Snow capped Mt Hood in July from the Jonsrud lookout.


Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

Tke kids learning a bit of history at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Fort Clatsop.



On our way back home from Canada, we used the Calgary, Idaho, Washington and Oregon route mostly using I5. We did a quick detour at this park in Washington where we enjoyed a spectacular sunset.

13879190_10154367341211870_2463198481242646324_nWe also spent some time bathing in the cool waters of Whiskeytown Crystal Creek Falls in northern California

We logged 4500 miles in 13 days from Los Angeles to Canada and back.

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