This morning the question was still which way to try to get to Seattle...I-5 through Portland required chains all the way through & had cancelled all flights, but there was even so much snow in Astoria those roads were closed! We have been on the phone with just about every relative up this way...my dad's cousin in Astoria, my dad's brother in Newport on the Oregon coast & my mom's brother-in-law up in Bellevue, WA. After joint road webcam views on cellphone calls & an inside report from the Oregon state police (my uncle has connections) that no chains required over Hwy 20 through Corvalis, we agreed that our best chance is to go up the coast, stay the night in Seaside just south of Astoria, and hope that tomorrow we can get through Astoria up the Washington coast through Seattle up to Edmonds. It's supposed to be warming up the next couple days, plus the coast should warm up sooner than inland. Hopefully this will work! Since we're driving through Newport this way, we're stopping for lunch to see my aunt & uncle, so that will be nice.
I've never seen so much snow up here on any of our Christmas trips, which has been the majority of my life...it sure LOOKS like Christmas, that's for sure!
Somewhere between Corvalis and Newport in Oregon