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Sep 3, 2012

Road Trip Through the Redwoods

 I was a little ambitious when I was planning our 10-day road trip from Los Angeles to Portland and back home.  I wasn't sure when I would be able to do this road trip again and I really wanted the kids to see as much as they could.  We left Portland on a Tuesday and had to be back home by Friday night (Emma had a soccer tournament on Saturday).  
View from the Sea Lion Caves
Our first stop was the Sea Lion Caves in Florence, Oregon.  Unfortunately, the elevator wasn't working so we couldn't go down into the cave but we did see a lot of Sea Lions.    

We drove another three hours to Brookings, Oregon and stayed at the Best Western Plus Beachfront Inn.  Since we would only be sleeping at the hotels I didn't want to spend money staying at nice hotels.  I did, however, want to eat good food so I researched the restaurants in the towns we would be staying in.  I looked on Yelp and researched where to eat.  We ended up eating at the Superfly Martini Bar that was very kid friendly and had great food and martinis.  I think it was in a converted Taco Bell building. 

View from our deck at the Best Western Beachfront Inn

The next day we headed out for the Redwood National Forrest.  We stopped at all the different viewpoints and trails that looked interesting to us.  

We saw a trail along the road that leads us out to this beautiful beach.  

Emma found some starfish.

You can see such beautiful beaches and views driving on Highway 1.  

We had fun climbing over all the rocks.

Emma and Jake in front of a fallen tree.

The views you will see driving through the Redwoods are amazing!

Next stop was Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California.  We arrived there really late in the evening because we spent the whole day in the Redwoods.  
The sand at Glass Beach

We even saw some seals playing in the ocean.

After exploring Glass Beach we went and had dinner at North Coast Brewing Company.  It was so nice to relax and have a great meal and try out some of the beers they brew.  After our  long day, we headed to our hotel, the  Little River Inn
Wow, did we have a fun day! 

Next stop Monterey! 
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