Back to normal and feeling rested!!
Saturday, August 13, 2011      7 comments

Thanks for all the suggestions on getting to sleep - I used to be plagued by insomnia but thank goodness, it's a rare thing these days!! I think my problem night-before-last was simply too many things on my mind - not even BAD things or 'worry' ... Read more
Too tired to sleep
Friday, August 12, 2011      5 comments

Has that ever happened to you? Getting so tired, it's hard to relax enough to get to sleep!! Well, that was me last night - I was super-tired but too many things going on in my head so I'm too wound up to get to sleep, then when I did get to sle... Read more
Exploring & Hiking in McCloud, CA - Pictures
Thursday, August 11, 2011      12 comments

We spent a couple of nights exploring and hiking around the tiny little town of McCloud, CA, at the base of Mt Shasta in Northern California. It's a really cute hist... Read more
Exploring Trinidad Beach Part 2 - pictures
Monday, August 08, 2011      9 comments

I left off my last blog with pictures of our tired dogs after they had run themselves silly on the beach at Trinidad Bay in Northern California, just north of Eureka – once they had calmed down a little bit, we decided to explore the beach a lit... Read more
Exploring Trinidad Beach - pictures
Sunday, August 07, 2011      7 comments

We loved the little town of Trinidad Beach, which is just north of Eureka on the Northern California Coast - they have a couple of nice lighthouses, this one right in town: ... Read more
Pictures Trinidad Beach campground - Northern California
Sunday, August 07, 2011      6 comments

We spent the night in Trinidad Beach and liked it so much, we decided to stay for a second night - it's a really nice area [duh!] with loads of redwoods, nice beaches, very cute little town - if you're ever in the area, I highly recommend the pl... Read more
Beach Pictures - Oregon & Northern California Coast
Friday, August 05, 2011      12 comments

The Oregon and Northern California coastal areas have really pretty beaches so, of course, we had to visit a few of them and take some pictures. The first couple of pictures are of the beaches around Brookings, Oregon, which is just north of the... Read more
Pictures - Avenue of the Giants, Elk in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      10 comments

We drove through one of my favorite places called Avenue of the Giants - it's the 'old road' replaced by Hwy 101 and it winds through several California State Parks and 'millions' of towering redwood trees - it's a very spiritual experience for ... Read more
Pictures of Redwoods - Grandfather Tree, Trees of Mystery
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      12 comments

We have seen tons of gorgeous redwood trees the past few days - they are really my favorite type of tree so it's been awesome for me. Here are some pictures of a couple of 'tourist' places we stopped that were a little unique. The Grandfather Tr... Read more
Pictures - Camping in the Redwoods
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      11 comments

It's late but I wanted to share a little bit about the fantastic campground we are in - it's called Redwoods RV Resort and it's really a nice place. The camp sites are very well laid out and we are parked under an absolutely enormous grove of tr... Read more
Pictures - Hwy 1 Drive, a Little Mishap, camping in Olema & a Happy Ending!!
Sunday, July 31, 2011      12 comments

After we left the San Lorenzo Park campground, we drove north on Hwy 1 along the California Coastline – it's a beautiful drive, although it can be somewhat treacherous in places, as I'll describe later. First, though, I thought you might enjoy s... Read more
Pictures - Camping & Hiking at San Lorenzo Regional Park - King City
Saturday, July 30, 2011      9 comments

These pictures aren't as exciting as some others we have but I wanted to post them because we unexpectedly found this really nice little 'jewel' in King City, a town that we wouldn't have considered a 'destination' except it just worked out mile... Read more
Pix Morro Rock @ Morro Bay + San Luis Obispo
Saturday, July 30, 2011      9 comments

Two other places we stopped for awhile on our trip are Moro Rock and San Luis Obispo, both of which have locations on the California State Historical Landmark list. So after leaving San Simeon/Hearst Castle, we decided to drive south to see them... Read more
Pictures - San Simeon Bay & Sebastian Store [by Hearst Castle]
Friday, July 29, 2011      10 comments

This blog entry will finish off all the pictures I'm sharing from the Hearst Castle area. San Simeon Bay is the beautiful bay at the bottom of the hill that Hearst Castle sits on and Sebastian Store has been there since 1878. Here's the bay in a... Read more
Pictures - Hearst Castle - Part 4
Thursday, July 28, 2011      13 comments

I thought I'd wind up your 'virtual tour' of Hearst Castle with some more exterior pictures, some of the incredible views and a few misc art-and-garden shots. You may have noticed some of the 'security screens' on the guest house pictures b... Read more

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