It was a fabulous trip. Mary and I saw so much beautiful country. We started up highway 5. As some of you know, Highway 5, in So. Ca. is boring. It didn't " pretty up" until Redding area. I love it around Mt. Shasta. Those little towns are full of history, and thrift stores. I bought vintage clothes in Cottonwood, and smalls up the road.
The show in Portland was ok. The outside was pretty good for us. We bought great stuff there, but the inside of the Expo center was a little disappointing. A lot of the vendors weren't yet set up, and the prices were high.
The best part of the trip was spending time with my family; brother Jeff, Sister-in-law Laureen, niece Meghan, and nephew, Leif, and of course the various dog and cats between the two families.
Meghan is pregnant, and we attended her baby shower given by her mother-in-law and aunt.
The house and grounds were beautiful and the party was a blast.
The time went by so fast. It was already Monday, so off we went. We decided to take the 101 south.
While it is, in Oregon, such a gorgeous drive, you need about a week to get home to LA. It took us about 8 hours to go 100 miles. So, at Gardiner, we went inland, and took the 5 home.
|We're off to see the wizard...|
|Cottonwood, Ca. Beautiful little town.|
|Mary in front of Joan's Vintage shop|
|The Sundial Bridge in Redding|
|A glimpse of Mt Shasta|
|Enjoying Sushi in Portland|
|Preparing dinner for my brother Jeff, and Laureen|
|Mozzarella with basil and tomatoes|
|From the left, Laur, Meghan, Jeff, Leif, and Mary|
|Riko the great dane and Mary|
|At the shower|
|Fergus, the Maine Coon. Something like 39 pounds|
|Cooper, the friendly horse|
|Leslie, the friendly horse lover|
|The Oregon coast|
|A restaurant in Newport Oregon|
|Lisa, Dick and me, friends for 40 years. They live in Oregon.|
|More of Oregon Coast|
|This bird sat there for 30 minutes.|
|Pretty scary. These signs were all along the coastal region.|
|Still in Oregon, with the elk,|
|This was a magical trip. We saw and did |
everything we wanted.
Thanks Mary for being a terrific traveling mate!