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Old 04-14-2016, 11:40 AM   #11
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I-5 is made up of chunks of concrete loosely joined together, making for a lumpy ride.

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Old 04-14-2016, 12:05 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by drpaddle View Post
Thanks, all. There is some discord among Team Toto members about this route plan. I am for staying on the 2-lane roads, even when they parallel I-5, just because I've been on 5 so many times and would like to see something different. Tyler, the terrier, is with me -- he's interested in scenery. Wally (the terrier) and Sooz, however, prefer straight, flat, boring roads.

Tyler and I want to ditch the 5 at Longview, WA and take two-lanes to Champoeg. Same for the 99 south from Champoeg. I don't know if we're going to be able to convince the others. We have only six more days to convince them...
Hi, met at Maryhill last year. If you really want two lanes, pick up old 99E from Tacoma down to Chehalis, pretty drive, then cross the highway and come down 99W to Longview where it turns into Westside highway and takes you directly to the Lewis and Clark bridge. Then your plan to get to Waterloo sounds good. This will take you longer but you see some interesting country if you haven't gotten off I5 before in this area. From our house we can almost throw a rock and hit Westside Hwy. Tim

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Old 04-14-2016, 01:33 PM   #13
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From our house we can almost throw a rock and hit Westside Hwy. Tim
Hi Tim, I remember you well from Maryhill. You gave us a lot of good advice (and we have even followed some of it). We can't make Maryhill this year but we'll be at Osoyoos and Taidnapam and both NOGs -- hope to see you out there somewhere.

I am going to try your route if I can persuade the team! Please don't throw any rocks toward Westside highway midday next Wednesday....
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:15 PM   #14
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Smile We have gone that way often

For a real change, we use US 101.

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