Day 2 ? Discovery Bay, Wash. to Gleneden, Ore.
Few places in the contiguous 48 states are as remote as the rain forests of Washington State?s Olympic Peninsula. Our drive on day 2 of our Road Trip started from Discovery Bay proceeding West on 101 through Port Angeles to Forks, Wash., then south toward Aberdeen, Wash. Fans of the ?Twilight? books will remember Forks. (A few years ago we spent a week taking our granddaughter and her cousin on what we called the ?Twilight Tour? to see everything there was to see that was related to the popular books and movies. That included a couple of days in Forks and the surrounding area.)
The few cars we did encounter gave us a chance to try the Chevy Cruze Diesel?s passing power which is quite impressive. The Cruze engine in our car is a 2.0-liter turbocharged clean diesel engine rated at 151 horsepower and 264-lb.ft. of ?low-end? torque. It was surprising how quickly we could pass a slower moving vehicle. The buff magazines list the 0 to 60 mph time at 8.6 seconds.