Saturday, April 30, 2011

Westcoast Road Trip Day 1: Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR

It was Saturday morning and I woke up with so much excitement. It was the day of our road trip to L.A., California. So this is day 1 of our 23-day trip and we left the house at 7am. All of us (little Brandon, Hubby, and I) were ready to go and have packed our luggage overnight: clothes, stroller, snacks, water & juice, an portable cooker. We also decided to drive our own car instead of renting one.  It will be a long drive, but I'm sure this would be a great experience.

Our first night, we stayed in Portland, Oregon. It was a 6 hour drive, but we stopped in between cities on our way.  Our first stop was in Bellingham, WA (30-45 minutes from the border-crossing) where we had breakfast at McDonalds before heading further down.

We arrived in Seattle, WA at about 10:15am, but we didn't stop to explore or rest there. We also drove past Tacoma, but we'll stop and stay around Sea-Tac area on our way back. The weather was mainly sunny. It did rain on and off during our drive. We're really looking forward to the nice, warmer weather down south.

At about 11am, we stopped at Supermall in Auburn, WA and had a bit of lunch and relaxed. At 12:45pm, we were on the road again.  After some long driving and resting in between, we arrived in Portland, OR at about 3:30pm. We stayed at Homestead Studio Suotes Hotel in Tigard. I was amazed with the cleanliness and the full kitchen available for a great deal at $72cdn/night. We reserved a king-sized bed with TV as well as a living room with another TV.

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