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My August plans

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This is my plan for the month of August.

About 7500 km, leaving south east Saskatchewan on July 30th and returning here Sept 6th, right after Labor Day.

I have family at 3 of the stops and some old friends at several of the others. Hope to stop in and see Larry's shop when at the southern tip of my trip, and if any problems arise I hope I can limp the bike to the steps of his shop.

Any one have any sites along my route that should not be missed??

Also does anyone have a recommendation of an online map to use? The common ones are great for point A to point B guidelines and directions but as a trip planner I am getting frustrated.

Have tried Google Maps as well as MapQuest but because my trip involves over 50 waypoints I find that it is hard to manage. Plus I often take less direct routes to see more of the countryside so I have to keep throwing in different stops to guide the route which make it difficult to manage. I am convinced there is a way to make trip planning much more easy than I have experienced so far.

P.S. The leg from Sacramento to Eugene Oregon shows me following the interstate but I plan to travel roads between I-5 and the coast, (ie California Highways 96, 36, 299 and such). Again I am just having a hard time forcing Google Maps to take me where I want to go.
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Very cool, I am envious. When you go down through Idaho on 95 be extra careful, especially north of Coeur D Alene. Lots of wildlife and big trucks on that highway. Have you been to the Redwoods? I think that is one of my favorite places ever. 101 will take you straight up the Oregon coast should you decide to go, and I think the south coast, Brookings, Gold beach is some of the most scenic on the Oregon coast. Also if you are into planes the air museum in Tillamook, OR is pretty cool, in an old blimp hangar but the Evergreen air museum in Mcminville (maybe an hour off 101) is fantastic! That's where the Spruce Goose is now. You have to see it in that building to believe it. There is a back road to Tillamook if you go that way. San Juan islands in Washington are beautiful too, with an extensive ferry system. I think San Juan island and Whidbey island are especially nice. Cool campground on San Juan where we have seen one of the regions Orca pods swim by.

And you're going to stop in Dog River right?
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