We went to Brookings last week for a 50th anniv. My wife got some sort of portable gps thing.recently
The night before we left I decided to check mileage going down I-5 to Grants Pass then 199 to coast. It was about the same as going to the coast at Reedsport, so we did that. About Salem wife check gps and it said Grants Pass route, but it was 20 miles further than i thought, so i figured i made mistake. But when we left I-5 and hit 199 20 miles dropped off gps info. don't think i will ever really trust those things
While there we decided to stop in Newport on way home so we drove up coast, bad choice. It was a very rainy day. We did not stop in Newport.
We waited to get gas til we got to Florence and once again it was the cheapest gast on that part of coast we drove.
Took US20 inland. We wanted to stop in Dallas via Kings Valley. We had a long delay on US20 for construction. We met a long string of traffic just beyond Toledo. and then no traffic. when we got to construction area there were several cars ahead of us. After maybe 15 mins we went, there was no string from other direction. So I think total wait may have been close to 30 mins, though not sure of that. They were falling trees right next to road. So it may not be good way to/from coast for awhile.