Monday, September 29, 2008

OGA- Part 2

This section features alot of pictures of upper California in the Redwood National Forest. There really is no way of adequately describing this place, other than maybe at the temple. The solemnity, majesty, and grandeur of it is hard to describe. And the trees were so BIG!

Just some peeks into the forest. It was very beautiful.

Here a few pictures of our camping. I got pretty good at making smores. I started setting the graham and chocolate near the fire so the chocolate started melting, then adding the gooey marshmallow. It was a huge mess to eat it, but very Yummy. Derek was the Head Cook whenever we were camping. He made all the meals, and I was the packer, and take-downer. We developed a pretty good system. In the picture just above this note you can see Derek doing dishes- I could get very used to this!

It was like driving toward the end of the world- who knew what's behind all that fog!

We took a little detour of the Highway onto a scenic route called, "The Avenue of the Giants" It was very cool, and worth the extra time. Off this road you could go see, "Giant Tree". That was the name. Simple, but succint. Ladies and Gentleman, may I present: Giant Tree.

And here are some of the vineyards near Napa Valley. Very pretty, though too bad they don't grow something else, like Bon Bons. That is one tour I'd love to go on!


Valeri Crockett said...

What a grand adventure indeed!! How fun and beautiful! I loved all the scenery pictures! I like seeing guys do dishes too. . hahaha

shaina said...

In the middle of napa valley is my favorite farmers market. It's huge!!
Speaking of huge, giant tree is very cool. So glad you got to visit it.

Dean Family said...

WOW!!! Those are some pretty cool pictures. Especially in the woods. It looks like you guys had lots of fun.

~ cami

melissahurst99 said...

These pics are awesome!! I can't wait to be able to go on an extended vacation with my family! The trees are so big they are almost scary looking!!

Queen of Chaos said...

Very pretty. Not something you'd see here in Phoenix. haha

My favorite picture is the one with the road under a canopy of arching tress. That's just awesome. I need to turn it to save it, turn it to sepia, have it blown up and printed for my house decor. I love it that much!

kdaygirl said...

I didnt realize that Derek was such a dainty eater. I like the pinky up in the air...

I love the Oregon coast and cant wait till we get to go again!ulu

Tiffiny said...

Oh, Shavonne, that's right where I used to live! I lived on the other side of the bay from Eureka and Arcata (which you probably drove through). Now I am homesick for it! Just seeing the pictures brings back the smells and the feeling of the area. It truly is a paradise. Where I am now is desert. Ugh!!