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Meeting point between SF Bay Area and Portland, Or

Old Jan 27th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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Meeting point between SF Bay Area and Portland, Or

I am looking for suggestions for a good meeting point between the SF Bay Area and Portland, Oregon - someplace about 2/3 of the way up.

Basically I need to take the cremains (if that is the right word) of a deceased family member and deliver them to another family member (who lives in Portland, I am in the Bay Area). We will meet in the middle somewhere so neither of us has to do the whole trip.

I'd like to meet in a town that is reasonably scenic where we can spend a few hours, have a nice meal, maybe wander around a little bit before we have to turn around and drive back. This is a tough enough trip without meeting at some depressing truck stop or something, if you know what I mean. I'd prefer at least a nice atmosphere. I'd like to meet someplace a little north of the half way point because I will be able to stay overnight near Redding before heading the rest of the way home whereas the other person will be doing the round trip in one day. This way, I have the longest drive because I can split it up over 2 days.

I haven't been north of Redding in a very long time, so I am completely unfamiliar with that area. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 01:00 PM
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I assume you are talking I-5 and not US 101? If so, Ashland is a nice little town which is very near the halfway point between Sacramento and Portland. That would make it a little more than halfway between SF and Portland, not quite 2/3. I think Ashland is about 2 hours north of Redding.

It wouldn't be too much further from Ashland up to Crater Lake, which is of course breathtaking.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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Ashland seems perfect to mee too. Good restaurants, a very walkable downtown, lots of interesting shops, etc. Plus the theatres of course.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 02:58 PM
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I will 3rd on Ashland. You will also have spectacular views of Mount Shasta on the way
which may help a bit with the spiritual
component of your trek.

Vaya con Dios.

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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 03:02 PM
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Hello J_Correa, I too was thinking of Ashland. Best wishes to you and your family..and I agree with R5, viewing Mt. Shasta will be special.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 04:31 PM
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Ashland it is. You guys are the best
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 04:34 PM
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Another Ashland vote... and it's an easy drive, by the way.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 05:14 PM
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Ashland. Ashland. Ashland.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 08:16 PM
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"Ashland, I'm going to Ashland,
down-state O-re-gon"


Sorry, J Correa, Lucie got me humming
"Graceland"-it's all her fault !
:-"

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