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Oregon Coast

On August 5th we left the California Redwoods behind and drove up the Oregon Coast. There were no national parks or big tourist draws, just nice scenery and lots of ocean views. We drove through Gold Beach and Port Orford. At Coos Bay we stayed one night at the Mill Casino RV Park and robbed that casino of $17.50 in winnings! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=279066408776853&set=a.279066288776865.90807.197146780302150&type=1&theater The next day we soldiered north again, hugging the coastline on Hwy. ...

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Exploring Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

After our own big ‘day of discovery’ with the Grove of Titans, the next day we moved on to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, home of some of the tallest Coast Redwoods. My hopes were not very high as the location of this grove is even more secret than the Grove of Titans. In addition, it is relatively easy to spot the huge misshapen behemoths that are the Titans when they are so much larger at ground level. ...

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Grove of Titans

Two of our favorite authors are Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. You may have seen the movie ‘The Relic’ which was based on some of their books. Douglas Preston has also written several non-fiction books which we love. Back in May of 2007 I stumbled across a book written by Douglas’ brother, Richard, entitled The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring. We were captivated and enthralled by these stories of people exploring vast acres of previously unexplored redwood forests and finding and climbing taller and taller trees. ...

A Special Whale

On August the 2nd, after bidding a fond farewell to the Ancient Redwoods RV Park, we headed north along the coast to our next destination. We had reservations at the Golden Bear RV Park near Klamath, California. We were also hoping to see a whale which had been hanging out in the Klamath River! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=275994639084030&set=a.275982045751956.90086.197146780302150&type=1&theater Along the route north, we stopped to see some Elk in a pasture. Bryn has this thing about seeing a bull elk in the wild. ...

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Humboldt Redwoods

On July 29th we left Napa Valley and drove up to the redwoods of Humboldt County. Once you get near Humboldt Redwoods State Park you can take the scenic route dubbed Avenue of the Giants. It is a two-lane road which winds through the edge of the forest, dodging giant redwoods all along the way. Our destination was the Ancient Redwoods RV Park. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=269345949748899&set=a.269345169748977.88781.197146780302150&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=269345949748899&set=a.269345169748977.88781.197146780302150&type=1&theater While we were there for a few nights we drove around the area, touring the sights and the trees. ...