Friday, October 14, 2011

We got snowed out in Lassen, they closed the road through the park, so we hit the road again. We drove past Mt. Shasta on the way to our next campsite.


We camped at Three Rivers, just outside the entrance to the park. The rain was letting up, but it had snowed at the higher elevation in the park, creating dense fog. We enjoyed the different perspective the fog gave....

I stand in front of a cross section of a giant sequoia, and another looms in the fog.
As we drove on, we saw a bear meandering
into the woods.

These trees are big!

Another first for Luna....she loved the snow!

We came around the bend, and hit a clear
spot in the clouds.

We pose in a bright patch of sun.

We drove up to Hume Lake to see if it was still
there....yes! Some 30 years ago, when we
lived in Southern California, every summer
found us at this campground. It holds a lot of
great memories of when the kids were little
and times were simple.


Our final stop before heading home was
Flagstaff. We took a few days to take a breath
before we head down into the desert heat.

Luna is getting bigger by the day.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011



While we were camped at Fort Stevens, we
decided we were too close to Mt St Helens not
to go see it. It was a 3 hour drive, but worth
every minute. The clouds around the crater
are ashes blowing, not clouds. The upper 3,000
feet of the peak blew off when the volcano
A view of the lava flow from the volcano

Tuesday, October 04, 2011


We spent 3 days at this lovely park by the ocean....a short walk from our campsite brought us to the beach. The Halls were just across the road, and from here we drove up and down the coast, taking in the sights without having to pull our 5th wheels behind us.

Luna and Melinda take in Beverly Beach and the waves. She is definitely a water dog.
The day we went to Cape Meares lighthouse, the winds were blowing about 40mph, and it was raining sideways. It brought home the fact that back in the day, lighthouses were pretty important to sailors, and still are!

The homes on the Oregon coast have a pretty nice view.

Waves surge through holes in the rock, and we observe people being people at Boiler Bay, near DePoe.
In DePoe Bay, we stop at the whale watching center. We did see several " spouts" as we traveled down the coast.

Mo' institution on the Oregon Coast, famous for their clam chowder. We stopped at this one, and found out the rumor is true!

Devil's Punchbowl


Many varieties of seabirds live on the rocks around the lighthouse.

The view from the top, and a look back at 90 feet worth of stairs.