Our Coastal Trip: Part One

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We recently took a trip down the Oregon and California coasts. We spent four nights camping, traipsing through Redwoods, exploring small coastal towns, and spying on recently released baby sea lions at Point Reyes. What a treat it is to have all of these immeasurably beautiful places so close by!

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Our first day was spent driving down the Oregon coast. We made stops at the Hobbit Trail, at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and at Samuel H. Boardman State Park. Lighthouses are my absolute favorite and I loved seeing the inside of the lightkeeper's old lodgings (which has now been converted into a Bed & Breakfast)! I'm also always a sucker for coastal flowers.

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The coastal highway was completed in the 1930s and this bridge (above) was one of the final construction projects before it was opened to the public.

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Growing up on the Gulf coast of Florida makes for such a stark contrast to the brisk, foggy Pacific coast. My heart will always hold a special place for the Gulf waters, but the Pacific is completely majestic in an entirely different way. Thanks to some of the best travel and camping companions, Jeffrey and Josh!