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Old 04-07-2015, 03:44 PM   #71
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:03 PM   #72
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I hope you make it into our part of Washington State (Skagit county and the San Juan Islands). It's some of the greatest scenery anywhere, and the weather is pretty mild all the time. In Anacortes, the summer highs rarely top 75 F. with humidity around 20% and overnight lows around 55. This year, we've missed winter altogether. It never snowed, we've only had maybe 15 days where it froze overnight since last November. The last couple of weeks, most days have been bright and sunny with highs between 58 and 64.

Heading across the Cascades on SR-20 is a real blast. The pass is at 5200 ft. It usually gets shut down late October because it gets too much snow to keep plowing it and opens up again early May. Because of our very low snow-pack this year (only about 20% of normal), it was opened last week.

I know we're out of the way and you might not be able to fit it in. Good luck.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:17 PM   #73
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I hope you make it into our part of Washington State (Skagit county and the San Juan Islands).

I know we're out of the way and you might not be able to fit it in. Good luck.

Is that close to Port Angeles, WA? If you hit my map link, you can see where in WA we are currently planning.

http://www.rvparky.com/trip/5811140770660352
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:29 AM   #74
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Heard this fascinating story on PRI yesterday and thought you may like it,
http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-04-0...d-no-end-sight
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:55 PM   #75
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I tried to talk my daughter into doing a similar trip.

MN - I've lived here my whole life and yes winters can be brutal, but during the time you are here it will be beautiful.

The Minnesota State Fair starts August 27th and is a must. Personally I'm not a big fan of shopping and if you aren't either Doug, I'd have the family go when you are working to the Mall of America (MOA). Mill City Museum, exploring the trails at Nicollet Island and the Stone Arch Bridge is scenic and educational. Plus a boat cruise on the Mississippi and through the locks from Boom Island. Bakken Museum would be educational and fun for the kids. A stop at Minnehaha Falls and lunch or dinner at Sea Salt Eatery. A walk through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. These are just a few recommendations for the Minneapolis area.

If you have time I'd recommend driving north up 35W to Duluth and Grand Marais. The North Shore is beautiful with lots of state parks to visit. Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls are two of my favorites.

In addition here is link of another families 13 month Odyssey of visiting all 50 states trip across America, all 50 states, thosePics

Let me know if you have any questions about my great state

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Old 04-14-2015, 10:11 AM   #76
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I know your trip is well planned but might I suggest Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan voted the most beautiful place in America a couple years ago
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:05 AM   #77
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You got some long travel days in there. My only suggestion would be much more time in Colorado and Utah. We spent 10 weeks in just those two states, visited all 9 National Parks and several National Monuments and still only scratched the surface.


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Old 04-16-2015, 06:24 AM   #78
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I saw this today and thought of this thread. Best of luck on your trip. My wife and I are doing the same, but broken up over 2-3 months at a time. We will be following closely.

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Old 04-16-2015, 07:53 AM   #79
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Sounds like one helluva trip Doug. You're gonna have a blast! Preventive, scheduled maintenance on the truck/trailer on the road is paramount but I'm sure you've factored that in. Enjoy!
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