We’re beach people. Even more than that, we’re So Cal beach people. With a big dose of Maui thrown in the mix.
So when we decided to move to Oregon, a state in which there is one major freeway in the entire state, and only about three highways that turn left towards the beach from that freeway, it was a big gulp moment.
Saturday, we drove the first of the left turn highways.
Yeah, it’s January. So? You can take the girl out of So Cal, but you can’t take the So Cal out of the girl. Or her kids. They packed bathing suits.
We took the Redwood Highway, which is the 199, from Grants Pass to Crescent City, CA.
(Oregon fact: Oregonians do not say “the” in front of the highway name; when I do, it instantly identifies me as a California girl. I want my Oregon readers to know that I know that. But if I go south for a visit and say I’m taking 710 to 91 to 15, people are going to want to know why I’m talking like a caveman.)
The beauty of this drive was remarkable. I thought I’d share. I took all of these pics with my HTC smart phone and only some of them are filtered with Instagram. That’s when you know it’s good, right?
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4 thoughts on “Redwood Highway”
It looks beautiful! And OMG the sand dollars! My brother lives in Portland, we don’t really get along, but I visited him one time, never got to the beach tho.
We didn’t make the beach when we were in Portland, but I hear the coast up there looks even more rugged. It’s on our list, the third of the left hand turns!
Beautiful! When I was in High School my family took a cross-country camping trip and one of the places we visited was the California Redwood Forest. It is still one of the most beautiful places I remember visiting and I would love to get back there!
We never really spent time there either. But the tall trees and cool, ferry shadows are just wonderful.