After driving for what seemed like FOREVER, we finally made it to Redwood National Park just past midnight. We were so hell-bent on getting to the coast that night that we forgot to make reservations at a camp ground. Oi, that was a mistake. We tried three different campgrounds before saying screw it and just set up camp in the back of the Escape.
The next morning we drove through a bit of the Redwood Parks and ate breakfast across the highway from Babe The Blue Ox.
Feeling the desire to sleep in our own bed we didn't stay too long in the Redwoods. Just as we cross the state line we saw the coolest sign; we HAD to stop and take our picture beside it...
Both Garet and I have been to the Oregon Coast but we knew it is always worth seeing again. Our first stop was at windy Pistol River State Park. We were the only ones who got out of there cars at this place cause the wind was so strong. But we knew we could get some awesome shots. We hiked over some dunes, found ourselves a scenic spot and got naked. The wind was blowing the sand around pretty hard so we had to squint most of the time, but hey it was a great exfoliant.
A little farther up the coast we stopped at a little town called Battle Rock, known for a large rock that was refuge to a hand full of settlers who found themselves out numbered against the native people back in 1850. It was a cool place and the steep climb up the rock made for some wanted privacy from the tourists.
The last place we took pictures at was in Sunset Bay, near the town of Coos Bay. We drove out of our way on a gravel road for a good half hour till we got there and weren't that impressed. Mostly due to lack of scenery and tons of people. But we got out and explored for a bit. To our surprise it didn't take us long to find a trail that led up some cliffs to some sandy areas above the people on the beach. These sandy areas kind of made a cup formation and was a perfect place for some excellent shots... that will remain in our private folder. ;)