Day 22 - Garberville to Portland

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July 27th 2010
Published: July 28th 2010
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Today was going to be another long day of driving as we headed further north up towards Portland and into our 4th State. Our first stop was in Eureka where we had brekkie and a cuppa. We carried up the west coast on highway 101 towards Crescent City and then inland towards the border. We stop off along the river to have a rest and take a few pics and noticed wild blackberries on the side of the road. We picked a few to eat and they where yummy. We carried on to Grants Pass and then on to Roseburg on highway 5. The road was a really nice drive to take as we went over mountains and though valleys and rivers it was a good route to take.

We headed towards Springfield and on to Salem where we drove through miles and miles of wheat and grape orchards on the sides of the highways. We soon made it to Portland and found the center of town.

We looked up a few motels and hotels and found one near the Airport. We settled in to the hotel and took the girls for a swim in the pool which they
The motel we stayed atThe motel we stayed atThe motel we stayed at

Was very basic, but did the job
enjoyed. We got some dinner and got ready for bed as it was needed after a long day driving the beast. We had about 11 hours on the road today with only a few short stops.

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Wild Blackberries

we think, we haven't died so they weren't poisonous. Stu was channelling his inner "Bear" and insisted they were ok to eat.

29th July 2010

Portland looks nice, Abby, stu was brought up on wild blackberrys living at Lake Okareka, he would know a goodie from a yackie , Avril used to make a wicked apple blackberry pie. Looks like a big nite coming up meeting up with all the family. all our love from Morayfield

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