On the Road Again Ride 2021 Final – probably

On the Road Again #1   2021        July 23rd to July 26th

This one is more complicated than most, both in route and accommodations. Please read carefully, and then send me an e-mail at dapreston1947@gmail.com if you have questions, want to join in, or want to get a roomie for a night or two. If you want to go you will need to move rapidly, as motel rooms are going fast this summer.

Day #1 to LaPine.  8:30am start   Friday,  July 23r

1.      I-405 and I-90 past Issaquah to 18                                    48 miles

2.      18 over Tiger Mountain- exit to Issy-Hobart Road          15 miles

3.      LEFT – RIGHT- RIGHT to Enumclaw    (fuel)                   32 miles

4.      410 to Yakima                                                                      60 miles

5.      97 to Goldendale                           (lunch, fuel)                 80 miles

6.      97 to Shaniko    (rest break)                                              50 miles

7.      South from Shaniko to Alpine, RIGHT to 97                     19 miles   

8.      SOUTH to Redmond           (fuel)                                       25 miles

9.      97 to LaPine                          (fuel)                                      81 miles

Highlander Motel in LaPine                                       410 miles

51511 Highway 97   541-536-2131    $101.00

NOTE! The Highlander only have 9 rooms, and I love to stay there. Alas, I got the last room available, so you will need to find a room at another motel in LaPine (there are several) or in Bend. I may have a second bed available in my room or not – will know in a couple of days

Day #2  LaPine to Crater Lake to Florence    Saturday, 7/24

  1. SOUTH to  Diamond Lake Junction                         46 miles
  2. WEST on 138                                                                15 miles
  3. SOUTH (left) into Crater Lake Park                           23 miles
  4. WEST on 62 to 230                                                      17 miles
  5. NORTH (right) on 230 to Toketee Falls (fuel)           46 miles  
  6. WEST on 138 Idleyd Park                                            34 miles
  7. WEST to Roseburg                                                       25 miles
  8. NORTH on I-5 to Sutherlin                                           12 miles
  9. WEST on 138 to Elkton                          (fuel)            24 miles 

10.WEST on 38 to Reedsport                                           36 miles

11. NORTH on 101 to Florence                                        21 miles

                        Economy Inn Florence                                     299 miles

                        3829 Highway 101  541-997-7115    $154.70

Day #3                 Lakeside to Aberdeen         Sunday, 7/25

1. Florence to Astoria on 101 (fuel somewhere)             180 miles

2, Astoria to Raymond                                                          50 miles

3. Raymond to Aberdeen/Hoquiam                                    30 miles

Best Western Plus Aberdeen                        260 miles

701 E. Heron St   360-537-7460  

$178.00   ($150 deposit)

Note! Brian Hardy and brother Cam will be on this ride, and Cam owns a vacation home in Ocean Shores that sleeps 8 (!) that will be available.

Day #4                 Motel to Home            Monday, 7/26

1. 101 to Forks , Port Angeles, Hood Canal. Ferry home       

About david

I am a 74 year old motorsports nut who lives in Snohomish, Washington. After a 31 year career as an English teacher, I segued into a self-created job in the motorsports business. Now retired, I was involved in customer relations for Ride West BMW in Seattle, after almost 10 years of similar work for the Cycle Barn MotorSports Group. I own, at the current time, a Triumph Rocket 3 (2020), a 2020 Triumph Bonneville, and a 2016 Ford Focus ST. What else would you like to know?
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