Hi! I just stumbled upon this site...at the perfect time. I am starting to plan our summer vacation and am becoming very overwhelmed. We would like to travel from San Fran to Seattle, with several stops along the way. We want to see Crater Lake, Oregon, Mount Hood, Oregon, lighthouses and sea lion cave along Oregon coast, plus the Columbia River Gorge, then traveling into Washington we would like to visit Mount St. Helens and possibly Mount Ranier before arriving in Seattle. I know this is a very ambitious trip so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Specifically I would like tips on routes, attractions, must-see sights, hotel recommendations, restaurant suggestions, etc. Please keep in mind I am deathly affraid of high mountainous roads, so please offer suggestions of roads without sheer drop-offs! I'm traveling with my husband and 9-year-old daughter. Thanks!
PS: We will be flying from Florida to the West Coast and would like to keep the entire trip to less than 2 weeks, including a few days in both San Fran and Seattle.