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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

June Ride

My Dad came up from Sonoma to join me for my June ride!  Instead of hitting the road, we did day trips from home.  More comfortable than staying in a hotel!

On Thursday the 19th we headed out around 10:00. 
The riders:  my husband Charlie on his BMW 1200RT, my father in law Chuck on his Can-Am Spyder, my father on his Suzuki V-Strom and me on my Harley Deluxe.

From Medford we headed South on Hwy 5 to Hwy 96 (Klamath River Highway) to Happy Camp, California.  It was about 60 miles of beautiful twisty roads with a river on one side.

We stopped for lunch at the Pizza place in Happy Camp and it was good.  They had sandwiches and slices of pizza.  It was much nicer than the Deli we went to last time!

After lunch we "went over the mountain" on Greyback Road towards Cave Junction, Oregon.  It was another 40 miles of twisty roads with great elevation.  The road from Happy Camp, California to Cave Junction, Oregon is a seasonal road and is closed due to snow in the winter.  It is a great road and worth the trip!

We stopped for a little break in O'Brien, Oregon to stretch our legs then turned on Fish Hatchery Road to New Hope Road to Hwy 238 and home through Jacksonville.

It was a great day, just a little over 200 miles and very fun.

Day 2 Friday
Chuck couldn't join us today so we were only three.  Our destination was Crescent City, California.  We went through Grants Pass to Hwy 199 through Selma and the Redwoods to Crescent City.  We all had fish and chips on the pier at a restaurant called The Chart House.  It was delicious and a lovely view as well. 

We took Saturday off.  Charlie and Dad went golfing in the morning and I got to sleep in late and have a lazy cup of coffee.  When they got back we gathered up our guns and went to the shooting range.  Dad got to sight in his rifle and we made lots of noise in the hills around White City. 

We went riding again on Sunday.  The three of us headed out once again and this time our destination was Crater Lake, Oregon.  It was Harley Davidson World Ride Day so I had to put in my effort!  We had breakfast before we left. 

We actually headed south on Hwy 99 to Ashland, Oregon and went North on Dead Indian Memorial Highway (a nice twisty uphill road).  We made a stop at Lake of the Woods and took some pictures of the lake.  The lake was pretty busy with lots of potential fish catchers and boaters. 

Hwy 140 to Hwy 62 took us past Klamath Lake and up to Crater Lake.  The lake was stunning.  The water was completely flat and had the most beautiful reflection of the mountains and sky.  We rode around the west side of the lake stopped for some photos and headed back towards home via Hwy 230 and back to Hwy 62.

We thought we would stop for lunch at Becky's but it was crawling with people so we kept going.  We tried Prospect but the restaurant was still closed (new management hasn't opened it yet I guess).  My dad needed gas so we stopped in Shady Cove and had a late lunch at Miguel's on the river.  It was nice sitting on the patio, watching the people floating by on their rafts.

We had such beautiful rides and I'm so glad I got to share them with my Dad, husband and father in law.

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