This is going to be my first family road trip. My current plan is to head to Washington Coast from Olympia by highway 8. Take 101 cross Columbia River to Astoria, continue down and stay overnight at one of the coastal town. (which one is good?)
Then, we can either continue to drive 101 down to San Francisco, or we can cut back to I-5 through highway 38, then take 138 to Crater Lake, come back out South of it and take 62 back to I-5 and then take I-5 all the way down to San Francisco.
What's the time difference? Can we make it to San Francisco in 2 days if we go coastal all the way? (We'll leave Seattle around noon.)
Also, on our way back, I think we'll just take I-5 all the way back up. So may be we can save Crater Lake for the trip back. One question though, the road to Crater Lake from 138 says "closed in winter", is it still open now?
Thanks for all your suggestions.