Salem, Oregon

September 20-26, 2018 We allowed a week in the Salem area and very much appreciated some downtime. We explored the area, had the front-end of the coach aligned, had the windshield on the Jeep replaced (thank goodness for Florida insurance–no deductible for windshield repairs), and shopped (no sales tax in Read more…

Astoria, Oregon

September 13-19, 2018 Astoria is located at the mouth of the 1200 mile Columbia River and has played important roles through history. It was a meeting place for indigenous peoples long before the arrival of American pioneers. In 1792 Captain Robert Grey sailed into “the Great River of the West” Read more…

Victoria, B.C.

Note: Another in an embarrassing series of out-of-order posts. We could have flown from Seattle to Victoria but we actually flew from Vancouver–before we went to Seattle. August 28, 2018 Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is an island 76 miles from Vancouver. We arranged to take a seaplane (35 Read more…

Olympic Peninsula

September 7-9, 2018 We had discovered to our great dismay that the welds made on the Jeep in Whitehorse had not held. Rather than drive back to Whitehorse, we took the car to a Jeep dealer in Tacoma who discovered an unrepaired weld higher in the engine than we or Read more…

Fort Langley, British Columbia

August 22-27, 2018 Fort Langley is about 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver. We had hoped to stay in Vancouver but found nothing available. We found a site at a campground in a regional park just across the Fraser River from the charming village of Fort Langley. We walked to shopping, Read more…

Fraser River Canyon

August 22, 2018 Our route to Vancouver took us along the Fraser River, named for Simon Fraser who led an expedition through the area in 1808. The road was winding and narrow but the views of the river and the canyon were magnificent. Next time we should hire a driver Read more…

Teslin, Yukon Territory

Another out-of-chronological-order post.  Better late than never? August 10-11, 2018 From Skagway, Alaska it is necessary to travel north through British Columbia into the Yukon Territory before we can resume our journey south to the United States. Our next stop was in Teslin, Yukon Territory 110 miles southeast of Whitehorse Read more…