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1700 Mile Drive: Oregon, California & Nevada

Posted by on July 13, 2015

We took another long road trip last week with seven stops in three states.  It was a very active trip with an agenda to keep all the stops and activities organized since the plan covered a lot of ground.  We’ve all had a lot of leisure over the past year, so none of us were looking for a sedentary vacation and this busy trip was just right this time.

We spent a lot of time in the car together, some hiking and most meals together.  The kids were all excited about going on  trip, having a plan, and seeing cool sights.  We had a mix of historical, natural, and urban adventures.  I got to see a lot of excitement in the kids’ faces over the last week which makes it very much worth he effort.

I planned to take a van from Zip Car since their rate including insurance and gas beat the rate at Enterprise for a van by about $500.  I talked to my local Enterprise folks who I rent from on a regular basis, and they agreed to match the Zip Car price, so I reserved with Enterprise.  As luck would have it though, on the morning of the trip they didn’t have a van, so they upgraded me to a brand new fully loaded Tahoe for the same price.  What a deal!  Now that was a comfortable road trip vehicle.  The best part is, I got to return it to them after the trip and I don’t have to keep paying for that nice car every month.  A one week loan was just right.

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Stopped at one of the viewpoints on Hwy 101 along the Pacific coast

Traveling with the whole family is a rare treat that surely won’t last forever, so I enjoy the gift of it every time we can still pull it off.

 

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