We road almost 500 miles today and my tailbone is aching! Of course, the bike is hurting a little bit too… I dumped it trying to make a turn while backing it up on a tight corner. Oops, my bad! The only thing dinged up was my pride. And of course, Daniel was quick to point out that he has never tipped his bike over. I congratulated him.
Our day was spent rolling down HWY 101 and it was nothing less than spectacular. Every we turned a corner, there was a little picturesque surprise waiting for us. I’ve been in the flatlands of Chicago for the last few years so seeing the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer was very refreshing.
The sun cooperated again today and even though the damp cool air was pounding against my jacket, I had a smile from ear to ear.
The terrain turned from damp and cool to warm and dry the minute we entered California. One of the first detours we took was to drive the Avenue of the Giants, a scenic byway that meanders through the Redwood Forest. These trees are absolutely huge. I’ll try to get some pictures up tomorrow. Link.
The above photo of the Chandelier Tree, a Redwood giant, climbs 315 ft and boasts a diameter of 21ft.
We logged a lot of miles today so we treated ourselves to a Holiday Express. It feels good to be clean. The dirt and grim from our bodies clogged the shower drain… very gross.
Tomorrow, we plan on meeting up with our nephew T.C. in Sacramento, BBQ’n, and resting up before heading down to the L.A. area for a few days.