A trip to the Pacific Northwest would not be complete without a visit to the Oregon coast as well. Steph was able to score us two nights at the very popular Nehalem Bay State Park so we saddled up and headed down the coast from the Olympic Peninsula. We had to stop and dump tanks along the way since the Hard Rain Cafe did not have a dump station. But we found the Kalaloch dump station without issue and only had to wait for one RV in front of us. We were cruising along just fine until we got to the town of Aberdeen. I am not sure what the deal was but traffic here was at a complete stand still. Google was giving us suggested reroutes but we’re nervous of those in towns because Google doesn’t know we’re dragging a 38 foot home behind us and can lead us down some narrow roads, under low bridges and/or tight turns. Also, NOBODY else was pulling out of traffic. Surely the locals would all start hitting those side streets to work their way around….but no, everyone just sat there idling. It took over an hour to get 1 mile through town. So ridiculous!! And we still have no clue what the hang up was.
After the crazy traffic jam we stopped for a quick bite to eat and bathroom break before continuing along our journey. We’d just gone a few miles and were headed up a twisty road when traffic came to a stop. We could see that up ahead there was a pretty fresh accident. Luckily it seemed it was a single vehicle (a logging truck mind you) and there seemed to be no injuries. But this was pretty freaky to see these giant logs scattered all over the road and the big semi jammed into the side of the hill!