Chris & Cherie -
Dunno if you're meandering the northern route or southern route to OR from Choo Choo, you haven't mentioned that.
If you take the southern route there are quite a few busnuts you can visit en route. You've got JL Vickers in TX, of course, Clifford & Geoff in AZ, then if you come north thru the Central Valley of CA, you are more than welcome to park out front overnight at my place here in Fresno/Clovis, off Hiway 99/168.
That, of course, means a trip to Yosemite National Park, just an hour away, perfect for a day trip w/ Pixel. At your nomadic pace, Yosemite is a "must see" - just ask Ben & Karen! Altho the park's busy this time of year, early mid-week is not quite as crazy if you'd like to overnight.
OTOH, if your schedule is tighter, a quick "pit stop" to share a Pepsi is also available and would be enjoyable!
Three hours up the road from me is Dave 5C in Roseville and Grant's nearby in Citrus Heights, also.
Keep us posted!
FWIW & HTH. . .