Well that title is about three different posts that inspired me this morning. We planned a weekend getaway and at the last minute, David got some work that had to be done. So, we canceled our plans and I was mopey about it but decided to make lemonade out of lemons and get a course out of the way. I got up early to blog and comment as usual and noticed that I was having extra time....because David was sleeping in.
He finally got up around 9:00 which is very late for him and said...."Guess what?" "I finished my work, let' go to the Coast"! Well, what a wonderful surprise. We packed up and were on the road within the hour. We had so much fun. I can't encourage you enough to take a break and do something wonderful for yourself. We had a completely magical weekend with everything just laying out beautifully. Ginger was happy and had a number of walks and a run on the beach. We took a ton of photos and I'm headed to Walmart today to buy myself another ScanDisk. I'm now working in RAW format and the photos are huge. I ran out of room on the chip and had to keep editing which to keep and which to loose so I could take more photos.
We had sunshine on Saturday for a perfect run down the Coast and views of the Pacific. We made it all the way to the Redwoods before returning to Eureka for the night. Our accommodations were modest, clean and very nice. We were tucked away in a quiet corner. The bed was wonderful and had cotton sheets with great pillows. I loved it. I always bring my own pillow but in the future I won't have to. It had a fridge and a microwave and every little convenience. We got breakfast for free and could not have loved it more. David and GiGi walked to Old Town and the Marina and the "Scary" house. Too fun! I watched cooking shows until bedtime.
We woke to heavy fog and found wonderful photo ops both in town and out on Samoa Island. We had to laugh because it was all so mysterious. We kept finding these cool places and they were so eerie. I kept saying to David....what is this place and what was it? We found so many amazing things and we were locked in fog. Finally the Sun began to burn off the fog and then the Security detail found us and kicked us off. We had been on one of the old logging sites and it was sooooo amazing. It was massive in size and not being used anymore (thank goodness). It is so amazing to see the "things of Man" no longer used and abandoned. This huge infrastructure for the logging industry and now abandoned. What great photo ops we had.
They could not see us because of the fog and so we had the ability to just wander through this massive place and we got so many cool shots.....until the fog lifted.....LOL! No wonder I kept saying what is this place and how can we be here.....LOL! We both were completely spellbound.
We could not have been given anything sweeter to enjoy our weekend.
We have to just bust out now and again and explode with fun and adventure. It is so good for the heart and the soul. Magic......comes to you when you are laughing and in a state of joy! Here are some photos to touch on this post.
Trinidad Lighthouse - Jeanean Gendron
Spooky House - Jeanean Gendron
Ancient Being - Jeanean Gendron
Pier to Nowhere - Jeanean Gendron
Bang that drum, my friends. We are just here for a short time. Enjoy and make it a magical week.
I am Jeanean Gendron, your Redding and Shasta County Specialist.
You can reach me at 530 276-7417. I answer my phone.