Today we stopped as we were leaving Redding to check out the Sundial Bridge. It was pretty cool!We walked across it and then back. It was already pretty hot at 9:00 a.m. so we were surprised to see that people were already staking out their spots for fireworks in a big grassy field.
|The bridge deck in made of glass.|
We went west out of Redding on CA 199, which went over several mountain ridges on the way to the coast. We were really looking forward to seeing Willow Creek - Home of Bigfoot.
On the way, we stopped at this beautiful roadside rest area to stretch our legs.
|Really cold water though.|
|Fabulous "History of Bigfoot" mural|
|Bigfoot with native peoples|
|Bigfoot and the first settlers|
|Bigfoot helps chop down trees??|
|And put up houses?|
|The Bigfoot collection room at the museum.|
|One of the Bigfoot displays.|
After picnic lunch in a city park (with an extremely persistent squirrel) we kept heading west over more mountains until we could finally see the ocean!
|Beach at Redwoods National Park|
|Look, we had to put on sweatshirts!|
After some beach exploration, we came to Crescent City for the night. We got settled into the cabin and got some groceries. Rebecca rented a recumbent bike, and after a little frustration, figured out how to ride it.
Then we cooked a campfire dinner of hotdogs (spicy brats for the adults) and mac & cheese.
|What's in the Dutch oven?|
|Cinnamon rolls for dessert!|
We decided not to go see fireworks, but we can hear them. It's pretty chilly here - I can see my breath. I'm heading back to the cozy cabin for some rest before we go see redwoods tomorrow!