Some Really Big Trees

Jeremiah Redwoods State Park, California


A few days ago we landed on the Oregon coast. Oh my, was it beautiful! We took a small detour to the California /Oregon border to visit the giant redwood trees.

You need a person in the photo to get a true idea of their size. Here Kim obliges.

The trees and the ferns were amazing.

This is spring on the coast, and the flowers were in full bloom.

We returned to our campsite just in time for the sunset.

In the morning we could see the full majesty of the Oregon coast.

Tomorrow we will head further north to see what surprises nature has in store for us.


Crater Lake, Oregon

Harris Beach State Park

2018-06-08 Friday

It’s been a few day ago that we visited Crater Lake, but the memory is still very fresh. Walking up to the edge is like coming upon one of the great wonders of the world. You just can’t believe your eyes.

What a view!

And yes there was still snow in June.

You know me I just can’t help myself from posting an artsy shot of the lake.

This is the “mid-sized ” car that we rented. Everything just barely fit I hope that there is room for us? Thanks Budget Car Rental!

And here we are at Harris Beach State Park along the coast in Oregon. Cute tent, huh? We are trying a fly, rent a car and camp vacation. I’ll let you know how it works.

We’re here in Oregon

2018-06-04 Monday
Medford, Oregon

We arrived safely at Don and Laurie’s (Kim’s cousins)  house outside of Medford. They took us on a fabulous walk to the top of a 5550 foot mountain in Siskiyou National Monument that over looked the beautiful valley below. When we reached to top it was a cool 55 degrees. Quite a change from the 100 degree temperatures of Texas.



Here is Kim and Don looking down into the valley





The fields were filled with wildflowers





Now we are starting to get creative!



2018 Oregon Coast


For this trip we are going to try something new. We are flying with all of our camping gear. We will rent a car in Medford Oregon and drive up the coast. Here is a rough map of our itinerary. This should take us about 3 weeks.