Just home from 14 days on the road with my family. What an incredible experience. I love visiting new places and sharing the beauty of this country with my children. Nothing makes me happier than inspiring them to spend more time exploring our world. We visited 3 states on this trip with over 2,200 miles clocked on the road, many more on the water and through trails. The only thing I’d change about the trip is time, I wish we could have taken another week to deepen our love for the Pacific Northwest.
I’ll write more about a few of the highlights, but I wanted to share our itinerary with you in case you are thinking about a family road trip yourselves. And by the way, if you haven’t been to a National Park lately, go. Go now. I haven’t seen one I wasn’t blown away by, ever!
Day one – Lake Tahoe to Lassen National Park, CA
Day two – Klamath Falls to Mt. Hood via Crater Lake, OR
Day three – Mt. Hood to Seattle via Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls
Day four + five – Seattle, WA
Day five-six-seven-eight – Whidbey Island, WA
Day eight-nine-ten – San Juan Island, WA
Day ten-eleven-twelve – Olympic National Park
Day twelve-thirteen-fourteen – Portland, OR
Day fourteen – Home
I’ll be back soon with more information on where we stayed, what worked (and what didn’t) trails we hiked, places we ate and as many helpful tips for taking a big road trip with 3 kids as I can offer. Just as soon as I finish sorting through all the photos. I easily took twice as many photos as miles we travelled! And surprising most were on my DSLR which hasn’t happened while traveling in a while. Happy trails.