…or Monday part II? A little of both. Tomorrow I fly to Portland, Oregon to meet up with my other half and drive back to Texas. We are going to the Redwoods, Sequoia, and hopefully Death Valley on the way home.
The Redwoods make me happy. To spend a few hours under the giants, hiking about will be good for the soul. I’m excited for Sequoia because we are going to see a few of the main events. I have driven through the National Forest before via the Kern River Valley out of Bakersfield.
I’m hoping to get a good 1-2 hour hike in Redwoods on Thursday and at least the same at Sequoia on Friday. Saturday will be spent driving nonstop until we can’t anymore in hopes of making to at least Amarillo, TX if not home.
This trip is simple, and mostly just a more scenic drive home. I would have liked to hike at Crater Lake on Thursday, but the wildfires mostly crushed that plan. I’ll take the Redwoods any day, really, so I am not complaining. I honestly think of the Redwoods often, as if they were a part of the family that I miss.
Road trips in general have always been my greatest source of joy. At first, it looked as though I would not be flying to Portland to drive back and that was kind of depressing for both of us. The vacation gods came through, and I found out I had more time!
I hope you all have a good week – don’t let all the news stories crush you completely.