Deet and Dirt
Trip Start May 31, 2010
38Trip End Jul 11, 2010
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Alright. Day 2 of the roadtrip was a success. If you call getting eaten alive by a swarm of angry mosquitos and poured on a success. The day started off fine, with a complimentary breakfast from the Marriot. After refueling and coffee we drove 8+ hours, stopping only to see the world famous drive through redwood. 5 dollars later, we found out we were too tall for the worlds largest tree, so we just had to drive around it instead of through. We left empty and defeated. After that, it was a nonstop thrill ride to Bluebill Campground. Somewhere between Michael Jackson's 'Thriller’ and P!nk’s ‘So What’, we managed to lose our way to the campsite. We came to the end of a landbridge and realized there were no campsites in site. Nothing but ocean and empty sand dunes. We met a man on an ATV who seemed to be the local tour guide (he was helping another family from Idaho) and he kindly pointed us in the right direction
(Alyssa’s P.S.: We also took a small detour early in the day. For most of the day, we were on Hwy 101, but we decided to take Hwy 1 for a small portion of it
Other fun notes from Day 2:
- There are signs along the coast that say entering/leaving a Tsumani Hazard Zone. Funny.
- There are many areas of construction along our route, however at one point we were the first car and the flag lady gave us candy!
- We took a detour because a sign promised elk herds. We only saw 1 from very, very far away. Lame. Not our day for cheesy tourist attractions.
- Oregon drivers are very slow. Also, they have funny signs. Most of them are just one word, i.e. ELK, CONGESTION, or ROCKS.
- In Oregon, you cannot pump your own gas. A little attendant comes out and does it for you. We both could never get used to this! (Grammy, you would LOVE IT! haha)
- The Oregon Sand Dunes are so cool! We just got our first glimpse of them today, and its awesome. There are huge sand dunes with forests coming out of them. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen.)