Thursday, May 8, 2008

A QUEST: REDWOODS & THE PACIFIC OCEAN

Oh my......today is Tuesday, May 6th. I am telling you that because I have no idea when this will be put on the blog but this is today as I see it!!

We started the day at Boomtown, a casino on the outskirts of Reno. It is right across the street from a beautiful Cabella's that has been open for only 6 months. We spent last night "boondocked" in the parking lot of Boomtown among the semis. At $4 plus a gallon of gas we are working on saving some money...and hey, all we wanted to do was sleep!

Up early this morning and on the road before 8AM. We decided the word of the day is "flagman" and the sign of the day is "BE PREPARED TO STOP". Yup road construction is in full bloom in California!

But oh the scenery we were privileged to see... a lot of California reminds me of Wisconsin. A lot of it doesn't though..I saw some very beautiful plants. Heirloom roses that would knock your socks off, one in particular was a bush in full bloom of yellow roses. The bush was taller than me and really full. Just breath taking! They weren't the only roses I saw but the most spectacular. I also saw some cacti that were gorgeous, one grouping in particular was actually on a hill that was so steep it looked like a wall. Just a sight to behold!

Some of the stuff I saw I didn't even have a clue as to what it was. Just wonderful to see is all I can say. When I see stuff like that I wish I had a camera handy....but I was driving and couldn't take a picture anyway. What they need is a camera to attach to your glasses or something that snaps the picture when you blink twice. Somebody want to suggest that idea to Kodak or Sony???

I also saw a lot of wineries along the way, but today was not a stop and see or shop day. It was a travel day....and I am sure there will be a lot of wineries to see along the coast. Oh did I forget to mention that tomorrow we will be following the California Coast along the Pacific Ocean!!!!! Can hardly wait to see that!! It is another travel day tomorrow but a short one and then we can ditch the trailer and go sightseeing....I can hardly wait!!



A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW...........

WHILE MARY IS CRUISING ALONG IN THE HONDA WITH THE SUN ROOF OPEN, SMELLING THE ROSES.........

I'M LEADING THIS PARADE UP OVER DONNER'S PASS AND ON ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND MOUNTAIN PASS AFTER MOUNTAIN PASS TO US HIGHWAY 101 ALONG THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

WE FOUND THE REDWOODS............

THEY ARE SO BIG AND SO CLOSE TO THE ROAD IN SPOTS THAT THEY COULD REACH OUT AND KISS THE 34 FOOT CAMPER WE DECIDED TO PULL ALONG. IT WAS TWO DAYS AND 500 MILES OF THE MOST CHALLENGING DRIVING WITH THE CAMPER I'VE EVER DONE!!! (SORRY NO PICTURES YET, BUT THEY WILL APPEAR THIS WEEK)

WE MADE IT, AND THIS IS HOME FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN CRESCENT CITY, CA ON THE PACIFIC OCEAN. GIVE US A CHANCE TO SET UP CAMP, FIND OUR WAY AROUND AND WE WILL REPORT BACK.

OH YA......... THE PACIFIC OCEAN, NOT SURE MARY IS VERY IMPRESSED THE FIRST DAY?


"SUNNY (WINDY) & 61"

1 comments:

Nikki said...

mom you look cold......that sucks kinds feels like home tho huh? The ocean is beautiful!!!!!! Glad you hvae fun vacations;) Oh Hi Rex!!!
Where is the sunny and 80..cuz it aint here either;)