On the way north, the Sequoia National Forrest in Northern Cal is a must see. The Winchester House in San Jose, CA., is wonderful as is the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA. The Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR, is going on in the summer (google the dates). Also, in Eugene, there is the covered bridge tour that you take on your own...... beautiful to see.
North of Eugene in Coburg you can tour the Marathon factory ($2 million dollar custom coaches).
Lots to do,
2008 Monaco Dynasty, 42.2 ft., 4 slides, 425 hp clean-air Cummins diesel
2013 Honda CR-V EXL, AWD, w/Nav, SMI Air Force One vacuum-assisted braking
Drop by Elijah Bristow State Park. It's located southeast of Eugene. Got a lot of nice hiking trails, great to stretch your legs after a long drive. If you like learning a bit of the history of a particular area like me, visit the Lane County Historical Society & Museum. It's right in Eugene and it's got a lot of different artifacts and exhibits that tell about the historic and cultural heritage of the city and the state.
How long is your rig.....that will certainly determine what you can and cannot do. As you are probably aware most State CG in California are too small for a big rig. Also, Hwy 1 is restricted to 40' or less for the most part. If you're small enough, Hwy 1 north is probably the most scenic route in the USA. Map out the lighthouses and visit them traveling north. In Sacramento there is the train museum and old town. Hearst Castle and Morro Bay are along the coast. Bodega Bay has three CGs that are awesome. The Birds was filmed there if you're old enough to remember. Pismo Beach is another don't miss. Take the Skunk train out of Fort Bragg. Hit the Redwood hwy towards Eureka and be sure to take a side trip to Ferndale. Ferndale and Eureka has some 350-400 Victorian homes, if that's your thing. Stay on Hwy 101 and enjoy the beach in Brookings, Bandon, Coos Bay and Florence. While you're on the Oregon coast take in their lighthouse tours also. Once you get to Florence you can head inland on Route 126. Watch for the AlphaBit Cafe. It was constructed from the wood and materials from one of the caretakers houses at Haceta Head. There's not too much to see in Eugene unless you're a Ducks fan. There are two covered bridge tours, one to the north and one to the south. Both are about 20 miles from Eugene. Tour the Monaco factory and the Marathon Coach factory across the street. If you own a Monaco product be sure to stop by Northwest RV in Eugene. They bought out all the Monaco parts and now have a huge warehouse on 2nd St. along with their old building in the south end of town. Parts are very reasonable. Enjoy the trip and be sure to take your toad to cruise the backroads. There's even a place called Malfunction Junction. There is a Birds of Prey sanctuary in Eugene but they do not allow pets of any kind on the grounds period.....Dennis
"There are strange things under the sun...." And some of them are in my old home state of Oregon!
Cheesy tourist attractions are my favorite thing, and in my opinion, the Oregon Vortex House of Mystery is one of the best! There's supposed to be some kind of magnetic field or something there that distorts perceptions.
I actually witnessed this weird "who's taller?" phenomenon when I visited with my granddaughter. The difference was much more dramatic when a little kid was in the picture, but these pics from the website show pretty well that simply switching ends on the board makes one person look "taller":
" Not every mind that wanders is lost. " With apologies toJ.R.R. Tolkien
I like the jet boat trips on the Rogue River, sign up for the long trips worth every penny! I've done both many times there's two places Hwy. 101 at Gold Beach or I-5 at Grants Pass. What I can't figure out in Oregon is why so many people have Zero's in there back windshields? If I was a zero I certainly wouldn't want to broadcast it out in the public like that!