It DID finally stop raining in Quinault, and here’s the proof: Leaving the park, someone caught sight of this herd of elk: On Friday the 13th, we navigated to Seaside, OR. Saturday morning, we all stopped at Billy’s for breakfast. Nearby we found a restored gas station, and of course we couldn’t resist photos with the … Continue reading From Quinault Lake, WA, to Seaside, Or.
Saturday morning, we had an incredible experience with the Sons of Beaches! They are an amazing non-profit group that rescues cars who drive on the beach and get stuck in the sand. So they met us and we spent almost 4 hours playing on the sand. One of the highlights was the shipwreck of the Peterdale Iredale … Continue reading From Seaside to Yachats
On Sunday, we drove from Yachats to Roseburg, stopping at the Umpqua Lighthouse. Shortly after that the sun came out, and so did the mechanics! Next came the Rochester Covered Bridge off of Hwy. 138. Finally, we reached Roseburg, checked in at the hotel, and immediately ran off to a surprise BBQ hosted by James … Continue reading From Yachats to Roseburg
The MATC Pacific Northwest Tour officially started on May 9th with a group dinner at Ciao Restaurant in Coupeville, WA. Views of the cars in the parking lot: Members of the Coupeville Model A Club and the Evergreen Model A Club joined us for dinner and here's a view from the hotel room. Tuesday, May 10th, … Continue reading From Coupeville to Lake Quinault, WA
Yay! We’re at it again! Jay and I just left Cambria Tuesday morning to head toward our Pacific Northwest Tour whIch starts in Coupeville, WA. Terri Padgett is with us (her passenger Sally will join us Saturday night at SeaTac), and trouble trailer Tim Murdoch has already assumed his position at the back of our little group. Along the … Continue reading On the Road Again…
Day 16 (October 15, 2021): Kanab, Utah, to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona; approximately 79 miles. Wow! This is the final day of the tour already. How did we manage to pack so much fun into just 16 days? It’s mainly thanks to Marcus and Mary, who organized everything with a fine eye to details. Today’s … Continue reading The GRAND Finale
Day 15 (October 14, 2021): Bryce Canyon City to Kanab, Utah, approximately 79 miles. Some of our hardier souls got up early enough to visit Cedar Breaks National Monument and even up to the top of Brian’s Head Peak (over 11,300 feet in altitude!) Others of us decided we’d had enough of the altitude, so we … Continue reading Winding Down…
Day 13 (October 12, 2021): Monument Valley, Arizona, to Kanab, Utah approximately 195 miles. AND Day 14 (October 13, 2021): Kanab, Utah, to Bryce Canyon City, Utah approximately 79 miles. I promised you some excitement at the end of the last post… Well, we had a little too much excitement! When we woke up in Monument Valley on October … Continue reading Mother Nature Laughed At Us!
Day 12 (October 11, 2021): Moab to Monument Valley, Utah, approximately 149 miles. We drove a little ways north to see Arches National Park, however the park limits the number of visitors, and by the time we arrived it was already full and we turned around to head south. Our first major photo op was at … Continue reading Highlights from Utah
Day 10 (October 9, 2021): Manitou Springs to Montrose Colorado, approximately 186 miles. The past two days were tour highlights, but we had another special event this morning – crossing the Royal Gorge Bridge. This bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic for several years, but our fearless tour leader Marcus was able to get a permit … Continue reading Heading Back Toward Utah