My daughter and I are heading to California in mid July. We live in Iowa and are planning on making a road trip vacation with a wedding destination near Oakland, CA. We are planning on heading north through Montana so we can spend a night with my son. Our dilemma is that we don't know how far north we should go to get onto the PCH. Is it worth the extra days to start in Washington or should we head for a point in Oregon? Any advice out there for some "must see" destinations? We have a little freedom with how much time we have and are looking for beautiful scenery, to see our first ever Redwood tree, and a relaxed trip. We'll be primarily tent camping and love to find hometown restaurants or diners with great and inexpensive local food. I got great advice from the forum a few years ago and my husband and I had a trip of a lifetime around the Great Lakes. Thanks for any ideas. Safe traveling.