S: Oregon Vacation - 2011
BC: Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. -- Anthony Brandt To Brittany With Love from Aunt Kim
FC: July/August 2011
2: We flew from Lansing to Reno, drove to Redding the first night, and onto Grants Pass the second day. Our trips to the Pacific coast and Crater Lake were both about 2 hours one way. Lots of time spent in the car, but the scenery was beautiful! | The odometer at the end of the trip
3: We got off to a slow start as we made an unplanned 6 hour stop in the emergency room in Susanville, California so we could treat the allergic reaction Brittany was having. After a couple doses of Benadryl, she was fine!
5: The tour included a boat cruise across Shasta Lake, and then a bus ride through the steep Grey-Rock Mountain forest to the caverns. The view was amazing!
6: The tour included over 800 steps!
7: Pictures just do not reflect the wonder of the caves.
8: We had a wonderful home-cooked meal at Jerry & Mittie's house on the Rogue River. Loved the view, loved the food, loved the company.
9: Janie's Got a Gun
11: The Redwood Forest
12: The Pacific Ocean
13: Crescent City, CA
14: Matson Park | The river was cold, and the beach was rocky... | but the day was still fun. | Grants Pass
15: Random views from the lodge
16: Hanging out at the lodge
18: Cousin to cousin we'll always be, Special friends from the same family tree.
20: Crater Lake | Crater Lake
22: Climbing the snowbanks in flip-flops
26: Lassen Volcanic National Park | Another snowball fight in flip-flops! | California... August... Snow???
28: Lassen Peak erupted in 1914 and continued periodically for 3 years. Congress made it a national park in 1916.
29: While the driving distance through Lassen Volcanic National Park is only 33 miles, it took us about 3 hours to travel through. The road reaches 8,512 feet in elevation, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountain range. The temperature varied by about 25 degrees throughout the park. Lassen features three of the four types of geothermal features (steam vents, mudpots, and hot springs) and all four types of volcanoes (shield, plug dome, cinder cone, and composite).
30: Water Works Park Redding, CA
31: Redding, CA