You may have noticed I was off the grid for the last week or so – then again, maybe you didn’t as I tried to stop by occasionally when internet was available. (You wouldn’t think there’d be a problem with cell service in the wilds of California, but you’d be wrong.)
Anyway, it’s good to be back home after our first real vacation of the covid era. It was done safely and according to the rules – Bob’s fully vaccinated and I figure I’m at 80% after my first Moderna shot. So off we went, equipped with plenty of masks and sanitizers and common sense too – for a nine day road trip down the West Coast, through the Redwoods and to recently opened San Francisco.
Oh what a great time we had! The weather was perfect – blue skies and sunshine and temperatures climbing every day. We enjoyed ocean beaches, giant trees, wildflowers, lighthouses and wildlife along with a fun weekend exploring San Francisco. I’ll be sharing more about it in the coming days after I settle back into ordinary life at home. In the meantime here’s a foretaste.
This is Coquille Point in Bandon, one of my favorite coastal towns. There were seals and sea lions resting on the rocky ledges in the distance but I’ll save that for later.
No matter how many times I see these magnificent trees I’m impressed just the same.
There’s so much to show you from the California Coast but for now you’ll have to settle with Mendocino, a charming town that rests on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Finally there’s San Francisco, a city I could visit again and again and probably will, where the natives were happily out in the sunshine after being cooped up for months. We carefully joined them on Fisherman’s Wharf.
There’s lots more to tell but that will do for now.