"Cruise Oregon: It's not just a vacation, it's an adventure"


Registration is now closed



                                     CRUISE OREGON 'PACK YOUR TRUNK' JUNE NEWSLETTER

Hi Everyone!

   Less than two weeks to go before we leave on our next Cruise Oregon adventure! Do you have those cars all spiffed up and ready to go yet? How many of you have already started packing?

   There are 42 cars going on the trip, and most everyone signed up for the events along the way so there will be a nice group of you at each event. Your goody bags are packed and ready for you, with lots of good info in them about the towns and sights along the way.

    Don't forget to bring your chairs, coolers, sunscreen for the left arm of the driver and right arm of the passenger. Swimsuits for the hotel pools/spas?

    If possible, please try to remember to bring non-perishable food and paper products to either the Friday night get together, or Saturday morning at registration. Everything we collect will go to the Sandy Action Center and they always appreciate our donations. Any hotel soaps, coffee, shampoos. etc, can also be collected during the week and give to any committee member to be donated when we get back.

    Lastly, there will be a few games of Bingo in Newport, so try to bring some one dollar bills for that.





Hi everyone!

  Well, registration is now closed and we have 42 registered for this year's cruise with 21 Route 26 Cruisers members, and at least 1 newbie.

  If you registered, the Pre-pay/Headcount form went out on Monday along with the letter from the Cruise Director, Karen Strand.

  It was decided that with this small a group, there would not be group leaders this year. Participants will wear Royal Blue name tag laces and the committee members will be wearing red, white a blue ones. If you have any questions or concerns, you can ask any committee member and they will help you out. Their cell phone numbers will also be in the book.

- Friday night, we will have our informal meet and greet at Carl and Diane Milne's house in Gresham, followed by a private collection viewing.

- Saturday morning, we will have the burrito truck at registration again so everyone can leave with a full stomach! Dinner that night will be at the Shilo Inn in Newport, followed by a few games of Bingo.

- Sunday is a free day to explore Newport. Maybe go to the aquarium, shop, go to the beach, go antiquing, or visit Ripley's wax museum.

- Monday is a pretty drive down the coast to Coos Bay. You are free to do as you wish. Visit the casino, or maybe take a drive out to Shore Acres State Park

- Tuesday there will be a private collection to view in Coquille, then that evening we have notified Denny's Pizza in Coquille that we will be coming and dinner will be on your own. The Stardust Theatre is putting on a play just for us at 6:45. Always a fun time!

- Wednesday will be a driving day down to Eureka, California with dinner at the Samoa Cookhouse.

- Thursday is a free day, and you are on your own for dinner.   We have arranged two boat tours of Humbolt Bay (the boat is small). It's a one hour narrated tour and you can read more about it here:  https://humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com/madaketmainpage.html

- Friday head on back north to Grants Pass. That evening there will be a Show 'N Shine with the Roque Valley Classic Chevy's Car Club and an ice cream social.

-Saturday is a free day to explore Grants Pass. That night, the last night dinner will be held at the Fruitdale Grange.

We will be doing a canned food drive for Sandy Action Center on both Friday night and Saturday morning at registration. We would appreciate it if you would bring canned food, pasta, mac and cheese, and non-perishables to help us out. Anything that is not refrigerated and has a decent shelf life is welcome.

Next time your committee will meet, it will be in person to stuff your goody bags on June 25th. It's getting close to go time!!!!





Hello Everyone!

Happy Spring! The weather here in Oregon has not been very spring-like, but we are looking forward to much nicer, warmer days ahead.

So far, we have 32 cars registered for this year's cruise, and 19 of them are Route 26 club members. No newbies, as of yet, but there is still time as registration closes on May 16th. You can print out a registration form on the Cruise Oregon website, www.cruiseoregon.com If you have registered, please make your hotel reservations if you haven't already. The Pre-pay form will be mailed out to registered participants right after registration closes in May.

Here's a brief run down of what we are planning for you:

Friday night's informal 'meet and greet'  will be held at Carl and Diane Milne's house. Afterwards, we will go a couple miles down the road to view a local private collection.

Saturday - registration at Champion Collision and hit the road to Newport, Oregon. We are working on a dinner for that night.

Sunday - Free day in Newport

Monday - Leisurely drive down the coast to Coos Bay, Oregon. Stop and see the sights along the way.

Tuesday - View a private collection, and we are working on dinner. After dinner, walk across the street to the Sawdust Theatre where we will watch the play. This is always a lot of fun, and if you have never done it, I would highly suggest you do.

Wednesday - Drive to Eureka, California. Dinner will be at the Samoa Cookhouse so bring your appetite! 

 "Just minutes from Eureka, California, the Samoa Cookhouse, a landmark eatery and the last surviving cookhouse in the West, continues the tradition of serving lots of good food – lumber camp style! Once you walk through our door, you will take a step back into the early days of the lumber and logging industry (as displayed in their museum).

Serving all meals “lumber camp” style since 1890, your food is brought to the table in large bowls and platters, allowing you to help yourself and pass it around."

You can also your the Humbolt Bay Maritime Museum which is right across the street.


Thursday - Free day. We are looking into a possible boat tour of the Bay.

Friday - Drive back across the border to Grants Pass, Oregon. We will have a Show N'Shine with a local car club, and an ice cream social.

Saturday - Last night get together at the Grange in Grants Pass.

Sunday - Head on home

Hope that helps some of you decide to sign up for another wonderful Cruise Oregon adventure!







Hope this email finds you all well, and excited about your Cruise Oregon adventure coming up in July of this year!

After much work, a route has been determined and hotels have been blocked. I can now tell you where the cruise will be going this year. We will be having two night stays in each town.

First town will be Newport, Oregon. Then Coos Bay, Oregon, Eureka, California, and finally Grants Pass, Oregon. The route will be scenic and should be a nice cruise!

Registration forms will be going out in the next couple weeks. At that time, there will also be a registration form on our website, www.cruiseoregon.com where you can download it or more copies if needed.

We will now be working on meals, and things to see and do, so I should be able to share more next month!

Take care,






Hi Everyone!

  Happy New Year! We hope this email finds you all healthy and looking forward to this coming summer's adventures.

Your Cruise Oregon committee is working on a route and trying to firm up hotels, so by next month I should be able to share with you where we are going! We think you will be as excited about it as we are.

Be sure to save the dates: July 9-17, 2022

We have picked our animal for this year and the catch phrase. It will be an elephant, and the catch phrase is "Pack Your Bag."

We will have registration forms out in February, so stay tuned for more info and exciting things to come!





Hi Everyone!

   We just wanted to touch bases with you, and let you know that your Cruise Oregon committee has already met once to start the planning on next year's cruise! We are looking in to routes and places to visit.  Save the dates: July 9-17, 2022.

    The monies from this years cruise have been disbursed and this is where it went. We gave $1,000 to the Sandy Action Center Food bank, $1,235.49 to the Kiwanis Christmas basket program to buy teen gifts, and $500 to Mt. Hood Hospice. Thank you all for your generosity!

    I will have more in the month's to come on next years cruise, but for now, your committee would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy, New Year!