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Now that the US Government had shut down our options were a bit more limited. Crater Lake was a no-no, and so was any other Federal site. So we spent the weekend in Sacramento hatching a Plan B. To our absolute delight our planning was assisted by the best coffee we'd had in the USA, thanks to Common Grounds in Woodland!!
Having left Sacremento, fortified by another REAL coffee, we headed west with an ...
... The trip was worth it! The view of the coastline here is spectacular. The kids wake up while Lavinia is gone, but she is back again quite quickly. Apparently when you go a little further, there is a sign warning you that the stairs down are the equivalent of a 30 storey building! And then you have to climb back up again! So she decided against it. We make sure the kids have a bathroom break here, before getting back in the car, ...
... that kept popping up try to
convince us to feed them something.
Went back to the car and gathered up our things for a nice picnic lunch with a view out over the Pacific. Very nice.
was a talk on seals that we went to. It was well attended and there
was the added attraction that we would go out to where the seal pups
were. The man doing the presentation gave us a lot information about
seals and also ...
... home here in Northern California. This home is 32 feet long, 11 feet in diameter, and about 7 feet tall. The dimensions are not much different than our motor home. The inside has a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Really interesting. Then we went over to the grandfather tree. This is a massive redwood tree that is still living and growing. The gift store had quite a few carvings done by the area's native Indians.
Then it was over a mountain or two ...
After lunch at the picnic grounds, we walked up the creek at Van Damme. There were lots of stream side flowers, including the lovely Aquilegia formosa, which is similiar to the columbine back east.
As I had neglected to pack the tent poles for my big tent, I had to use my small backpack bivy tent. It is not for the claustrophobic, and as it couldn't accomodate my sleeping cot, I ...