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Please Help Us With A Decision…

After much deliberation Mary and I have been considering a change of the photo of our Blog header.

The new photo in now in the Blog header.

In case you have forgotten…here’s the old photo…

For your information the new photo was taken in October, 2011 at the Avenue of the Giants in the California Humboldt Redwood Forest. The old photo was taken in October, 2009 in the parking lot of Camping World in Rocklin, California. Since that time we’ve put 18,000 miles on the motorhome and it’s still running just fine.

PLEASE VOTE RIGHT NOW AS THE POLL WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Here’s the poll…

Thanks for sharing your opinion with us.

Jim and Mary

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AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, ROAD POETRY

It feels good to know the injured cyclists are healing and will soon be reunited with their families. Essya’s positive joy of her ride before the accident reminds me to be thankful for the  beauty we saw and the poetry of the road. The names sing to me as we pass by them,  Humbug Mountain, Brash Creek, Pigeon Pt. Rd., Niska Beech, Jerrys Flat Rd. Tom Cat Hill, Rd. Boomer Bend, Sunken Grade, Cape Sebastion, Pistol River, Hawks Rest Ranch, Byrdies Lane, Arch Rock Place, Burnt Hill Beach.

Foaming, gloaming, sighing, splashing sea upon the rocks.

Gentle, relentless waves; receding foam painting patterns on the sand.

IndianSands,  Whaleshead Beach, Sundown Dr., Breakaway Rd., Shigh Creek, Harris Beech Heights Rd., Sand Mine Rd., Yurok Indian Reservation, Minot Creek.

House Rock, Eggers Rd., Rainbow Rock, Deer Park Dr., Cape Ferrelo, Lone Ranch Creek, Tuola Dunes,  China Creek, Spruce Creek and the highest bridge in Oregon, Thomas Bridge. Wikipedia has some information about it.  I would like to have been able to stop and look over the edge for a thrill.

We took alternative 101 to follow the avenue of the giants.

Immortal giants thousands of years old.

Since I’m a tree hugger, cutting them seems sinful.

They are so dense that the earth seems quiet and at peace when you stand under them.

It is best to take this 32 mile avenue in a car. Pull outs are narrow and  parking for a motor home is limited.


The Avenue Of The Giants  is part of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It contains 100 miles of hiking, biking and riding trails and several camp grounds.

They are the tallest trees in the world-redwood sempervirons.

One reason they live so long is they are resistant to fire and most wood eating insects.

A view up inside the burned out hollow of this still living tree.

Then, back to the ocean and Fort Bragg for the night.

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Avenue of The Giants, California

Yesterday we traveled the about 135 miles from Eureka to Fort Bragg, California. Along the way…about 30 miles south of Eureka…we drove the 32 mile Avenue Of The Giants. Here are a few photos that I took. You may click on them to see a larger view…

To see the other 30 photos that I took…click this link…

https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/AvenueOfTheGiantsCalifornia

After leaving the Avenue of the Giants we crossed the coastal mountain range on 22 miles of steep, narrow, twisting and turning roads and came upon the Pacific Ocean…

We drove about 15 miles south along the coast where we found a spot on the end of a short dirt road just north of Fort Bragg to camp for the night…

Where we had a peek-a-boo view of the ocean…

The gentle roar of the ocean made for a good night’s sleep. Today we will explore Fort Bragg.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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