Monday, August 31, 2015
Our drop off in Dunnigan at the rest stop went quickly. Shannon petted Chico while we traded luggage and cars. Within 10 minutes we were separated and the trip was over. Click on 2015 PNW for the last few new pics and to review all the posts of this trip.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
With the advent of the Interstate Highway System, I-5 became the primary route through the three Pacific Coast states. Starting in Blaine WA (like US-99), I-5 ends in San Ysidro CA, on the border with Tijuana. In 1964, many of the US highways that were replaced by Interstate highways were decommissioned as US highways and became state highways or county roads. This is reflected in Oregon with both OR-99E and 99-W running near I-5.
We did want to take pics of the ruins of Civic Stadium, which was one of the last redwood stadiums left that were built by the WPA. A few weeks before we left, George, Marie and I were eating at Val's and when I mentioned going by the stadium, George let me know that the stadium had caught fire and burned to the ground. Civic was my favorite ballpark and the news broke my heart.
Once we drove away, I knew the trip was fundamentally over, and now we were just making time to get home.