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We left Canada and headed through Washington, Oregon, and California along the 101 on the way to seek warmer, drier climes. This is the first week on the road of our trip south for the winter of 2017/18. We boondocked at rest areas and in parking lots with a side trip to visit friends in Port Orford (if you’re in Oregon, be sure to check out Port Orford Sustainable Seafood!). This is how you become snowbirds: head south until you find sunshine and warmth!


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Arriving to sunshine and happiness in Monterey, CA!

Where We Stayed

Elma Rest Area in Washington (typical rest area, nice spot): 47.01769, -123.35143
Dismal Nitch Rest Area at the border of Washington & Oregon (view of Astoria on the other side and the bridge connecting WA to OR): 46.24961, -123.85923
Roadside pullout near Manzanita, Oregon (that’s where the beautiful sunset footage was taken): 45.74018, -123.94943
Port Orford, Oregon (with friends): 42.74566, -124.49732
Parking lot at Mendocino Lake (don’t camp here, the ranger told us we weren’t allowed in the morning).
Walmart in Ukiah: 39.13371, -123.19698

Feel free to use this map to plan your route along the west coast to Mexico!

We welcome all suggestions for places to see, places to boondock, free or inexpensive campsites or even parking spots that allow overnight parking! Reach out to us via social media or through our email contact form.

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This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter. We’ll be spending time in the South Western US, again, as well. We plan on chasing the sun and great mountain bike trails.
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