Just south of Brookings is the Oregon-California border. I was excited for California because of the people I knew I was going to meet.
We had devoted a week to travel down the coast which seemed like enough when looking at the lines on the map.
The fog continued to play with us for the first hour or so of the ride.
Wild Calla Lilies were growing near the border. These are several dollars each in MN.
Our destination today was Fort Bragg to meet up with Liz of Lilred’s Riding Blog. We enjoyed our ride down the coast, and our plan was to visit the redwoods today. I didn’t remember exactly where they were, but I figured there would be signs. Once we were about 20 miles south of The Redwood National forest, did I notice we had passed it. Darn it!
We had a quick chat to decide if we should back track or continue on. We had seen redwoods before in Muir Woods near San Francisco on a previous trip, so we decided to press on and get to Liz’s place.
Several miles down the road, I saw signs for “Avenue of the Giants a scenic alternative”. I needed no further encouragement, and we took that route for the next 30-40 miles. It was a fantastic. This is what we wanted to see. Giant trees that make you feel so small. A redwood can get to 300 feet tall and live a thousand years. Amazing. Riding along side them towering over the road was humbling. We stopped frequently to gawk. The road was also interesting to ride. We had lots of fun being silly taking photos.
This house has a great view
We arrived at Liz’s place slightly later than we wanted too, but it all worked out in the end. She said she enjoyed tracking us with the SPOT tracker to see when we would arrive. Liz and Tony greeted us and then helped us carry our stuff inside. Liz had spent some time making some tasty food which we both enjoyed.
As is tradition on this trip when bloggers meet, we stayed up late exchanging stories and laughing.
lots more pics in the full album.
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