On this day, we drove about 11 hours or so through northern California, all the way up Oregon, into Washington. The southern Oregon part was the worst, since it was dark, the roads were curvy, and it was rainy. Only time it rained on us the whole trip. It was a long day of driving, but now I just remember all the laughing.
Northern California is gorgeous. Love me some mountains and trees.
We kept joking about how disgusting it was outside. Just really awful to look at.
History lesson number one: The guy says that this is the mountain where all bald eagles are born. And of course, the only cloud in the sky is covering the mountain at the same time that we get to the viewpoint.
History lesson number two: This is the mountain where all vultures are born. Because it is dark and sinister looking.
When we tell people about our trip, they always ask what we did to pass the time. Well, we talked to each other. Commented about the scenery. We sang along to road trip music. We just genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Makes me want to go on another road trip right now!
Our big goal stop for the trip was San Francisco. We had to actively try not to fall in love with it. Who wouldn’t love a city that put a prison on its own island.
Christmas lights also make everything look more magical. Super festive.
We knew the streets were slanted and all, but it was like intense upward hiking to find this.
We couldn’t get a decent picture together in front of the bridge because the sun was attempting to burn holes in our eyes.
A very nice gentleman offered to take our picture in front of the bridge, and told us to stand here, but bless his heart, there is no bridge in the picture. He did tell us that pictures and memories are very important, and I do believe he is right on that one.
I half want to and half don’t want to go on an Alcatraz tour. I don’t want to end up being used in a hostage situation.
What is more festive than chocolate?
Excuse the blurry night picture, but we are young and in love.
We sensed there was a theme to this hotel, but we couldn’t quite put our finger on it…
Next is a drive through northern California, featuring history according to Mr Sander.