Erin's Journals

Mon, 08/13/2018

Erin’s Journal

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Just a thought… Why do we love the sea? Because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. [Robert Henri]

I hope you had a restful weekend. Ours was spent relaxing Saturday and then out cooking and selling hot dogs and burgers on behalf of the Rotary Club of Sidney at a local summer fair. Big fun with great people. I’m so glad to be involved with Rotary in our new home!
Back on the road we go in today’s journal and I want to take a second to say if you were away last week and missed our travels, please feel free to go back and enjoy the pictures and stories. It’s a pleasure and joy to share them with you and we’re honoured you want to come along.
This was one of our favourite stops: a resort in a tiny spot called Little River in California. We had dinner as we watched at least one orca spouting and splashing nearby; earlier we enjoyed late day scenery of the dramatic seascape.

Little River, CA

We were glad to have shot some pictures in the late day sunlight; the next day we were enshrouded in fog for most of the drive – a theme we’d become very familiar with. More on that tomorrow.

Little River, CA

The majesty of California’s redwoods was brought up close and personal in Leggett, home to some of the world’s tallest and largest trees, where we just had to follow the signs to their “drive-through tree.” I’ll be honest: we wanted to use their restrooms more than to pass through a living tree, but for $10 we got to do both. I mean, when it’s rated #1 (albeit of 2 things to do in Leggett LOL), how could we just drive past, right?
Here, an SUV ahead of us had to back out because of its size.

Leggett, CA

Did our car make it? (Hint: it’s a MINI.) But we have actual video of us going through. It’s just 25 seconds long if you want to give it a quick look.

Leggett, CA

Ooooooh! A real cliff-hanger, right? Thanks, Leggett! 
The next and final day of our drive was the most harrowing and I’ll explain why tomorrow. Once again, though, it’s good to be home. 
In the meantime, thank you again for sharing some time here. I know that, especially on social media, there are a lot of sites and folks pulling you in different directions and hoping for a few minutes of your time. We don’t take for granted, Rob and I, the fact that you want to be here with us a little bit each day. Thanks again!

Erin DavisMon, 08/13/2018