i've been up and down the oregon and northern californa coastline a ton but still managed to discover some new things. it helps that arah and the crew were more than willing to stop all along the way and check out everything. including a grocery store i worked at over 10 years ago in eugene. it has changed a lot. we got all kinds of lucky the couple of days we decided to check out the forests, the weather was warm and sunny! kind of rare for this time of year. i love those trees now even more now than i did before. i think age and perspective have something to do with it. those redwood trees- they really are super huge and mind blowing. note: if you've never seen the jedadiah smith forest, go for the drive down howland hill road, crescent city's best kept secret. a 6 mile stretch of dirt road where you literally reach out and touch the massive trees, along with tons of trails and pulls of too get closer looks. a quote that describes it well: ".. it's just about the least intrusive road you can imagine, so much so that at times you'd almost forget you were on a road if it weren't for the fact that you're driving."
cody said his favorite part was getting to buy his own little redwood tree that he planted in uncle brians yard. we were pretty sure the climate in spokane wouldnt be right for it. and uncle brian won't mind when it takes over his yard when it reaches maturity in 700 years or so.
we checked out a few lighthouses. one in particular, cape blanco we got to climb to the top of. i swear the place was straight out of the movie shutter island. not sure if it was due to the fact that there was a raging storm taking place or what. but it was eerie and unforgettable.
just a handful of pictures: ;)
i live a good life. i'm so thankful cody enjoys seeing this stuff with me and that my family and i are close enough to tolerate each other for that length of time. ;)