Driving up the West Coast

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After Napa, we drove toward the coast, ending our night by setting up at a campsite in total darkness, which made for some incredible views as we opened our tent flaps the next morning to find ourselves surrounded by some of the biggest trees we’d ever seen. We were eager to hit the road, and the journey led to even more impressive sights.

IMG_6295If you’re a sea glass fan, you’ve no doubt seen pictures of Sea Glass beach, which I was determined to visit and made priority #1 when we hit the road that morning. For those that aren’t familiar, the beach is one known for its abundance of sea glass, created by years of dumping trash nearby. It had been on my list of places to visit since before planning the trip, and in the morning sun it definitely lived up to my expectations. If you’re in the area, Egghead’s is “the best restaurant in Fort Bragg,” and whimsically decorated as if you’re stuck somewhere in Oz.

We took our time driving up the coast, stopping in historic Ferndale, known for its well preserved Victorian houses and storefronts, before hitting the Redwoods, which were – probably not surprisingly – another highlight of the drive.

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San Francisco

Sometimes you spend weeks plotting and planning the perfect vacation destination, or you have an event to attend and you make a trip out of it, or there’s somewhere you’ve been dying to go and your plans are finally working out. Other times you have airline miles that are about to expire due to a severe lack of travel and of course you want to make the most of them so you go about as far as you can go with what you’ve got – which is how we ended up in San Francisco.

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