So that was that. (Have a look at our route map) The perimeter of the lower 48 states of the United States is somewhere in the region of 12,100 miles but we managed about 18,000 with tourist trips and the like. We had to drive in to Canada for part of the trip because we were running out of time on our visa so we got to see some of the prairies before taking the ferry over to Vancouver Island.
Once we were back in the USA we headed south down Highway 101 which follows the coast of Oregon and California making a few stops on the way to visit with friends. A couple of unplanned stops can be seen in the pictures below.