As we traveled south and neared the Oregon border, it clouded up and we drove in and out of light showers. It was a nice drive along the coast, but slow going with many small towns and curvy sections of road. In order to get into Oregon we had to cross the Columbia River on the Astoria-Megler Bridge. The bridge is very impressive and is a long 6.5 miles in length.
|The Atoria-Megler Bridge.|
|We're just about ready to cross.|
|The view from the bridge.|
|Here's what it looked like to the north.|
|And here's what we're headed into.|
The weather cleared as reached Salem and headed south on I-5, but we soon ran into dark, heavy clouds again and heavy rain. We decided to stop for the night in Roseburg, Oregon and got in around 5:30. We had traveled about 400 miles today, but it seemed even longer as we spent much of the day on scenic, but slow roads. It wasn't until we got on the interstate that we were able to make good time, but it was still worth the drive. Tomorrow we start our drive down i-5 and home.