from vancouver bc to san fran ca down 101...how much$$$ if camping?
my gal and I are planning to take 2 weeks off travelling from vancouver bc down through olympia wa and then down the oregon 101 to san francisco (I once bicycled it from toronto across canada and then down to san fran back in '82...loved it!)...so i wish to revisit this gorgeous highway and share it with her...
--we'll be leaving last wk of aug and 1st wk of sept...we were going to be camping a good part of the way to save on some cash but just wonder if there are any great places to stay that offer great bang for the buck (and some unique bars/restaurants)...and where in san francisco to stay that is a good value, too?
--both our cars are old and so does anyone know of any forums where one can 'rent' a person's car for a good rate? (yeah i know i'm fumbling here, but the alternative is a rental car company and that could get pricey, too, for 12 days once you add insurance, km driven, taxes etc.).
--lastly, instead of returning up the 101 back home (heading north) we'd like to try something different, ie, some wineries and such...any particularly nice routes heading north from san fran to back home to vancouver bc that one can recommend?