Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Road Trip Day 1

The alarm went off at 5:00 am and there was no way I was getting up. It was soooo dark.. and it was so warm.
Snooze.... 9 minutes later... Snooze. Finally got up around 5:30 and got ready. We loaded the car with entirely too much stuff... but hey... there are no airline restrictions on this trip. We have everything two guys need to stay warm and dry as we endeavor on this photography excursion.
Today we should hit Crescent City around 2:30 or so, and there is a lighthouse on an island there that we want to shoot.
You can't get to the island though unless it is low tide. So, we checked the tide chart and it looks like it should be low tide around 4:00 pm.

Rear View
It is about 9:00 am now, and we pulled off I-5 at Corning California. Corning is all about the Olive Trees. They are really cool looking as you fly by them on the highway.
The reason we pulled off was to get some breakfast. After a gourmet breakfast consisting of a chicken biscuit and a hashbrown, we said goodbye to McDonalds and are now back on the road. We are 43 miles from Redding California, and that is where we will get off of I-5 and head West to the coast. It should be about 170 miles from Redding to Crescent City.

The last time I was in Crescent city was when I bought my Harley from Allen and we were riding up the coast.
I was freezing as I didn't realize back then how cold it was on highway 101 in July. We pulled into Crescent City on a Sunday and found a Harley Davidson Dealer and I bought a Redwoods HD Sweatshirt, Leather Chaps and Leather Winter Riding Gloves.

The Weather is cloudy/foggy, and about 51 degrees. I imagine it will drop about 10 degrees by the time we get to the coast.
This is the best way to see America, and I am loving every minute of it.

Days Inn

1 comment:

Michael S. said...

Looking forward to your roaddog posts! Wish I was there to tag along :)