We left the Portland area this morning, but not before a little fortification for the drive ahead.
Our GPS told us that I-5 south was the fastest way to get to our night's destination, but we really wanted to get away from the city traffic. We decided to take the extra time to cut across Oregon to the Coast on Highway 38, and we are SO glad that we did. The drive across the state along the river valley was very peaceful, and the coastal route on 101 was breathtaking. By the time we got our first glimpse of the Pacific, we also got to stop and enjoy watching a large pod of humpback whales.
|Little girl in the big woods|
|Inside a tree...oh, yeah!|
|Me and my girlie...we are so tiny!|