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Old 12-31-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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We got off I-10 onto 99 instead of I-5 because I'd heard that I-5 in that area goes many miles without rest stops or services, etc, where 99 has more restaurants, hotels, towns, etc...Redding was supposed to snow, so we didn't go that far north...
From 99 around Modesto we took Rt 132 to I-5 South for a couple of miles onto I-580 which we followed until it became 101. That was very easy...
Parts of 101 were actually a little bit snowy in Northern CA where it's away from the coast, but it goes through some great towns like Geyserville and Hopland and Eureka...
From Lincoln City, I can't remember the name of the route, but signs for Portland are well marked. It was about a two hour ride to Portland, and was kind of a curvy slow road but was very pretty and not snowy.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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We got off I-10 onto 99 instead of I-5 because I'd heard that I-5 in that area goes many miles without rest stops or services, etc, where 99 has more restaurants, hotels, towns, etc...Redding was supposed to snow, so we didn't go that far north...
From 99 around Modesto we took Rt 132 to I-5 South for a couple of miles onto I-580 which we followed until it became 101. That was very easy...
Parts of 101 were actually a little bit snowy in Northern CA where it's away from the coast, but it goes through some great towns like Geyserville and Hopland and Eureka...
From Lincoln City, I can't remember the name of the route, but signs for Portland are well marked. It was about a two hour ride to Portland, and was kind of a curvy slow road but was very pretty and not snowy.
a little bit snowy like, oh , that's nice to see, or a little bit like you need snow chains and/or possibly a casket (like drivng near medford area)? i just want to get there in one piece by trying to avoid medford, oregon & mt shasta, cali.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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No, it was a little bit snowy like " It's nice to see. It better not stick."...And it didn't, and we got out of there and closer to the coast...101 isn't always on the coast, so you might encounter a little bit of snow, but not likely to need chains. We bought chains and hoped that we wouldn't need to use them. We didn't.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Default We leave Wed. morning!

Hi everyone, I was just rereading everyone's responses and advice one more time before we leave from Orlando to Seattle- thanks again to all who posted with tips and advice! Just incase your curious as to what we finally decided to do:

Taking a 5x8 trailer, hitched to my corolla

here's our trip:

Orlando to Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge to SanAntonio
San An to El Paso
El Paso to Flagstaff (2 days at the Grand Canyon if weather allows!)
Flagstaff to Las Vegas (slot machine fun for the night )
Vegas to San Fran (2 days here to sight see)
San Fran to Crescent City (checking out the Redwood NP here!)
Crescent City to Newport, OR (101 from crescent city all the way up the coast + OP)
Newport to Lake Stevens (trip ends here at my friends place)

We are excited....and still a bit nervous about this huge move, but mostly excited. We really want to enjoy the drive and feel carefree for those 10-13 days because once we arrive in Seattle it's going to be all about jobs jobs jobs and apts apts apts as well as adjusting to your cool weather (it's going to be 84 here today in Otown) and throwing our flip flops in the closet until August

Toodles~
Laura
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