On May 23rd, we left Yakima, WA: first stop was a group tour of the Central Washington Agricultural Museum. There had been some TV and newspaper publicity about our arrival, so we were met by a crowd of people curious about our cars. Then we were taken on a tractor-drawn tour of the museum's outdoor space. Next, we … Continue reading From Yakima to Leavenworth
From Hood River, OR, to Yakima, WA
Again, our route options were limited by snow as we crossed back into Washington on Saturday, May 21st. One of the first stops was an historic steam locomotive in Wishram, just over the border in Washington: Next, we visited the Stonehenge WWI Memorial in Goldendale, WA. It was the first monument in our nation to military personnel … Continue reading From Hood River, OR, to Yakima, WA
Roseburg to Crater Lake
May 16th we left Roseburg to head to Crater Lake – and saw many beautiful sights along the way. One of the first was Colliding Rivers ion Glide, on Hwy. 128: Toketee Falls was a big hit for us; the wooden culvert had significant leaks which provided entertainment in the parking lot: Then there was a pretty good … Continue reading Roseburg to Crater Lake
From Quinault Lake, WA, to Seaside, Or.
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.
From Seaside to Yachats
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
From Coupeville to Lake Quinault, WA
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
On the Road Again…
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…
The GRAND Finale
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…
Mother Nature Laughed At Us!
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!