US 1 DRIVE (MAY 23 - JUNE 3, 2015) -Part 2
Where we stayed - after departing from the Columbia River Gorge/Mount Hood Region we began our journey down the US 1 Scenic Byway at Newport Beach, Oregon. There was no shortage of motels, but we decided to continue camping and taking in the Pacific Northwest, after all we got our setup down to about 10 minutes.
Activities - Newport Beach Marina, Local candy shops, vintage stores, Alpaca Farms, Hearst Castle, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Redwoods National Forest, San Francisco,
Local Tips - the Alpaca farm tour was a highlight on our first day. We stumbled on it by accident as we were headed to the coast. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner herself. She educated us thoroughly on breeding and raising the animals as well as the differences in the quality of their furs. Alpacas are such curious and funny creatures. Watch out they spit! We then proceeded to head west to the coast at Newport, Beach to check out the barking sea lions and local salt-water taffy shops.