Sunday, July 25, Day 48.
We decide to go back for a second ride on highway 101 and go a little further south this time. We need to fill up with fuel first. The prices for fuel and gasoline are very high in California. Much higher than I budgeted. We will be in California for over a week yet. Fuel will end up costing us more than our campground fees.
Further south on highway 101, there is more construction with a red light controlling traffic to take the road from two lanes down to one. They appear to be replacing a bridge. We are detoured onto a temporary bridge next to the one they are replacing.
After a good study of the Redwood National and State Parks map, I find a road I want to take. It is a scenic road called the Newton B Drury Parkway at exit 765. The Newton B. Drury Parkway is a ten-mile-long scenic alternative to Highway 101 that takes you into the heart of Prairie Creek’s “old-growth” redwood forest. A very good choice as this scenic road was full of big beautiful Redwoods. I highly recommend taking this scenic parkway if you are ever in this area.
Selfie time. I hope to get a selfie of the Hubby and me at every scenic place we visit. Some people collect souvenirs, I collect selfies. A lot cheaper and takes up less room in the 5th wheel. We don’t have room for souvenirs anyway.
On the way back, we stopped in Klamath for some snacks. We bring snacks with us, but Hubby wanted some different snacks.
Some places in California are pretty strict with their mask mandate and this place was one of them. They even had an employee at the door making people use sanitizer on their hands.
Monday, July 26, Day 49.
We take a drive through Jedediah Smith State Park. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is a state park, preserving old-growth redwoods along the Smith River. It is located along U.S. Route 199 approximately 9 miles east of Crescent City. The park is named after explorer Jedediah Smith, There was a self-pay station but we didn’t pay, as we were just passing through.
The roads were very narrow and one way, barely fitting one vehicle. There was a very short section where it was a one lane road with traffic going two ways and a vehicle coming straight for us. It was a small car and much easier for them to back up than us.
The Redwoods in this park were majestic to say the least. We would have loved to pay the fee, park, and get out and walk, but it would be dangerous with three pups as there was not anywhere to get off of this narrow road to avoid a car driving on it. There were not even places to pull over for pictures.
Our next adventure was to see the Sea Lions. I have video of this with sound. When I walked over to the water’s edge to get some pictures, this group of Sea Lions started to sing to me. It was like they were singing in harmony. Yes, I got their amazing singing on video.
We find an area near the water that have nice sidewalks, so we decide to take our fur kids for a walk. It was a chilly day so the sidewalk was not to hot for their little paws. Hubby and I stop for another souvenir selfie.
The fur kids are enjoying their walk. So many different things to smell.
I love the sound of the waves crashing into the shore.
It’s time to head back to our home on wheels at the Redwood Meadows campground.
Benji and Bella are as snug as a bug in their beds in the back seat.
God Bless, Stay Safe, Be Kind to Every Kind and always remember to stop and smell the roses, but you can also stop and listen to the Sea Lions sing.