Wife and I are flying into Portland on 4th of July and going to see my brother and his family in Spokane... we're trying to make a road trip along the way out of it and hit up a lot of spots and looking for advice.
Looking to leave Portland early the 5th and drive to the coast (~2hrs?) to tillamook then up the coast towards Astoria (~1.5hrs?) then from there we are kind of up in the air.
We have 2 options we are looking at... stay west on 101 and go the coastal route up towards port angeles (then possibly victoria and up or over to port townsend and up) or go east and take 101 or 3 towards port townsend.
Any suggestions on which we should do? We're thinking we'll camp that night somewhere along the way so a suggestion of an area for that would be great too. I can search for campground on the net but thought i'd ask since people may have personal experience w/ some.
Our main 'thing' for us is sightseeing/views/photo ops... so the most scenic route would probably be our preference and whatever would give us the most different types of views of this awesome landscape.
I'll include ideas/questions for the rest of the trip as the plans solidify... figured i'd start w/ the beginning of the trip and work my way along.
Thanks in advance for any help on this.