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Self Care Sundays: Epic Road Trip 2015

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I’ve been self caring a little too much on Sundays and haven’t even had time to blog about them!

In April I spent a weekend planning an awesome adventure into Oregon. Over the 4th of July weekend we took that trip. It was AMAZING.

Because pictures speak volumes and all that, here’s the photo tour. The one sentence summary: 13 McMenamins in 3 days, a day at Crater Lake, a night in a Florence campground, a night in a Roseburg hotel, and a tired dog.

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Crossing into Oregon/Portland

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View from McMinnville McMenamins -our first stop

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One of the things we had to do for a passport stamp

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So many gorgeous ocean and beach pics. We just pulled off the 101 pretty much every chance we got between Lincoln City and Florence.

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Our breakfast on the road to Crater Lake after camping.

The gorgeous Umpqua River!

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Almost to Crater Lake. Now, stop taking pictures and drive, Mom!

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Crater Lake- gorgeous but a huge tourist trap so we probably don’t ever need to go back. Plus, VERY dog unfriendly. You can’t walk dogs on any of the trails. GRRRR.

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Some gorgeous falls on the way to Roseburg from the lake.

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And… the beer. And the gorgeous river front McMenamins in Eugene. This is just a sampling of what was consumed. Surprisingly, Sierra had none.

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FABULOUS TRIP.

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Author: Kendra

Children's Librarian in the Northwest. Lover of toddlers, twitter, and TV (T's, too, apparently!).

2 thoughts on “Self Care Sundays: Epic Road Trip 2015

  1. The Oregon Coast is the best! What campground did you stay at in Florence? Today we are loading up our doggie Chaz to drive from Paradise Ca to Crescent City KOA for 2 days the on to Brookings! Our dog gets anxiety, I wish he would sleep on the trip! No dogs at Crater that’s a bummer.
    Now that our Summer Library Program is done it’s time to relax 🙂

    • We stay at the Jessie Honeyman campground. It was a nice place, but WAY too ridiculous on the 4th. Not that we were surprised by that. Yay for doggie road trips!! Sierra doesn’t sleep the first day-we have to let her run for a few hours on the beach before she gets tired enough. It’s just whining for the first 10 hours. 😦 Good luck and enjoy your trip!

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