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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Caravan to Seattle-Potlatch

Well, been thinkin we should get serious about a drive up to the NorthWest this July.
After a long dinner and plenty of good wine with Randy and Adriene Harris the other nite and here is an idea:

Leave Sunday July 24. stay around Monterey/Carmel Valley
The Blue Sky Lodge (Carmel Valley) where we stayed in 00 is up to $100 a nite but we had a nice BBQ there to save a couple of bucks.
Monday: up to Willits, Eureka area
Tuesday: Lower Oregon,
Wednesday: Arrive at Potlatch late afternoon.

This trip has the longest drive of about 350 miles a day. Plenty of time to eat and drink that evening and sleep in a little before getting back on the road.

Whose intrested??

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I gotta decide on whether or not to go. My initial thoughts were to drag the race car up for the time trial. Now I hear there may not be any room for Wed evening or ... ? Anyone know what's going on with the rooms?

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Bruce -
No problems for rooms at the DoubleTree for Wednesday night. Same convention rate - $104. Rumor of a little pre-function party for early arrivals too!
We'd love to have you caravan up, or at least map out a route of nice Alfa roads. Contact someone in Sacramento or ARA to take do the same to the Oregon border, then have AROO route you north.
We have a really nice drive up the east sides of Mts. Adams, St. Helens (what's left of her!) and Rainier that we'll share. Or check the June Owner for some other options.
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I booked Th, Fr & Sa nights at the Doubletree but I think I'll give the caravan a miss. My Alfa will be on a trailer behind the Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel (real truck don't have spark plugs) and that thing likes I-5 real well. The plan is to take a big step (Vista, CA to Ashland, OR, 780 mi) on day 1, then a little step (Ashland, OR to Seattle, WA) several days later (Yes I have a 2nd driver!). The remaining question is whether or not there is 110 octane leaded fuel available at the race track. That determines which car goes for a ride on the trailer.

I'm starting to look forward to this!

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OK, who's driving to Seattle?
So far I have heard from Phyllis and Randy H. and Bruce.
Bruce is gonna tow the race car, but he and Randy need to talk as they are both towing. Randy dragged the Duetto to Portland and did the Caravan.
Anyway we need to make some room reservations.
ARA, Delta Sierra, AROO what are your plans? We were out of sinch (sp) for Portland.

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OK, here's another suggesiton for a route.
Sunday - Carmel Valley with a BBQ.
Monday - Drive like crazy to get into Oregon, maybe Eugene.
Tuesday - through Portland, right turn up the Columbia River Valley. Stop at The Dalles
Wednesday - north through Yakima and do some wine tasting along I82. Then I90 over the hill. End up at Bellview late afternoon.

Mileage about 1,400 miles.

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100 and 110 at the track

Nice new machines with credit card pump yo'-self service... yummie....
Leaded and unleaded, 100, 110, 112...

Also several race shops in town, bring cans - prices are better - I'll lead the way over there...

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Well looks like a mini caravan up to Potlatch - Phyllis in her 164Q and Randy & Adrienne Harris towing their Duetto and Paul/Mary leading the way in the '76 Alfetta Gt.
Our 4 day drive seems to be too long for others.

Others, like Bruce C, Delta Sierra/ARA are doing the fast 2 day trip.

I need some suggestions from your Northerners as to my plan to head to Portland, turn right where there seams to be some river, then through Yakima and then the back way to Seattle. Try to fit in some wine tasting along the way in Wash. ( not in Woodinville, too much traffic to get up there from I90 I hear from family in Sammammammammish).
Emailed both AROO and NWARC last month but got no answers.

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So it looks like an underwhelming response to a Caraven.
Phyllis and I are planning this trip:
Leave LA Sunday morning/afternoon. Stay in Salinis. Easy drive.
Monday long drive to Crescent City on 101, almost out of Calif.
Tues up to I5, right at Portland and stay in Yakima. Another long drive.
Wed, sleep in, take it easy for the 130 miles to Bellview. Check out a couple of wineries along the way.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 02:02 PM
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I just booked Wednesday night at the Doubletree. When I made convention reservations in April there was no abvailability for Wednesday night. However, they wanted to charge $199.00 for the room but came down to $129.00, not $104.00.
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