The trip from SF to Ukiah was beautiful, I got to go pretty slow a lot so I got to stare at the mountains constantly. I wondered how long it takes to where you don't notice. I am fascinated by mountains. The drive to Eureka was insane! I have been through mountains all over the world and that drive was incredible. There were very few people on the road and I found myself going slow and stopping and taking pictures, it kept getting better as the mountains changed from grassy to rocky, from live oaks to firs to redwoods
. Frequently while driving I have gotten the giggles when I am seeing something so beautiful. When I saw my first big Redwood I barked out loud and started laughing so hard that my eyes were watering. Fortunately there was noone around so me doing forty mph didn't bother anybody while I got it together. You know it's big, I understood what it was going to be like, but......WOW you don't get it until it's right there. Pictures can't do it justice, but I certainly did try. When I finally stopped to play I didn't stay long, I was on a mission from Lisa!
Her's some pics of the drive, next post- the mission and Oregon's coast.
Heyo, Back in the land of instant access. I woke up tucked behind a plot of christmas trees. I went to sleep looking at a full moon and woke up to the sun starting to burn the fog off in my van! The night before I stayed on the street in Arcata (home of the Humboldt State Fighting Buzzzers) next to an empty church in the student area, nobody even drove by, very quiet. Now I am south of Portland waiting for the traffic to clear before I scour up a YMCA for a quick shower and check out Portland.