Thanks to Lois, I have pictures for you. I will try not to write much, but just let you look at the pictures and captions.
We drove to Long Beach in Washington, where we picked up a small piece of driftwood, thanks to Lois, who found it. I was about ready to give up on the driftwood and just take a tiny container with a few grains of sand. The idea behind the driftwood is that as I travel I will pick up a small rock or other found item from each state I visit, carrying all of them with me as a symbol of my attempt to unite people in all the states behind Elsa Newman and her sons.
After Long Beach, we drove across the Astoria bridge and back to Vancouver, Washington--and then the pugs and I came home.
It was a good shakedown trip. I learned that I may not be able to drive that far every day. We found that some of the signs came off, so I will have to replace those. The ones on metal were fine. The ones on glass were a lost cause.
Now for the pictures: