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Sometimes our Half Fast Lap of Washington sneaks outside of our state, but even so, I don't suggest we change its name. On the 9-11th of September we'll experience portions of Washington on the way out to and back from the beautiful Northeast corner of Oregon. We'll follow the twisty roads and enjoy the scenic views above the Snake River, Hells Canyon and the Wallowa Mountains.
On Sept 9 we'll start once again from the restaurant in Eastgate called Lil Jon's, after a large breakfast. Hitting the road around 8:30 AM, we head up through Snoqualmie Pass and into Cle Ellum. From there, we follow the old Sunset Hwy all the way to Van- tage and the Columbia River. Dropping south we'll cross the barren and dry Hanford Reach, past the site of a grass fire earlier this summer. We'll go through the tri-cities area, enter Oregon and after 300 miles, we'll land in Pend- leton Oregon.
Our 325-mile Sunday takes us on a loop into the Wallowa Mountains, along the ridge above the Snake River Canyon, through Joseph (right) and Enterprise and back to Pendleton.
This means we get two nights in the same location so the cars are lighter as we rush through the back roads. Our return to Seat- tle on Monday follows different roads back up through the Yakima area, Naches, and then Chinook Pass, for a total of around 306 miles.
Want to go? Go to the Holiday Inn Express and select the check-in date 09/09/17 and check-out date of 09/11/17:
The block of rooms is held for the Alfa Romeo Club Tour at $109.95 per night. You can also call the Holi- day Inn Express Pendleton at 541-966-6520 and ask for a reservation as part of this group. The rooms are held for us until August 13th; after that, room prices go up and availability is not guaranteed. No matter how we do it, this will be a fun exercise for our cars and us as we enjoy some of our favorite things! If you have questions, call me at 425-308-6621.
NWARC is invited to join the AROO Annual Old Super fall tour! Continuing on with tradition, this is a one day adventure, driving our toys along (mostly) 2-lane jaunts, combined with other adventure. This year's adventure, North Bonneville Dam Visitors Center (tour down inside a generator) and the Western Antique Air and Auto Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River. And, there will be a very nice ice cream stop for group photos.
Date: September 16, 2017 8:30am - ending about early dinner time in ZigZag near Welches, Oregon
Starting Point: The parking lot of Beaches Restaurant off Hwy 14 in Vancouver Washington, next to Columbia River
The End Point: ZigZag Inn (as of 8/26; could change due to turnout)
Rally style instructions, museum costs, lunch and ice cream costs will covered for each vehicle who RSVP'd!!! Your Expenses: $2 toll crossing at Hood River, and dinner near ZigZag.
Please RSVP: - To Dave Beach with how many guests expected so he can order accordingly.