Sausalito, Napa Valley and the Oregon Coast

Summer Vacation 04 - Page 2

Next we went to SLO to see Dave's sister. She's doing well after her heart surgery.

Then on to my son's home. Matt & I celebrated our birthday's early as his is the day after mine.

Going north, we drove thru SFO and Sausalito . Sausalito looked nice for walking down the main street, which is near the water. A lot of houseboats here. We need to go back here for a few days to explore it more.

We arrived in Napa early enough to visit one of the larger wineries Niebaum-Coppola. They had a nice gift shop with a lot of Italian and French items. Lots of wine, of course. Wine tasting was $12. for 4 tastings, which is higher than most other vineyards charge. Dave only liked one of the 4 and it was $40 a bottle. A person could spend several days in this area if you liked wine and wanted to visit the wineries. There is nothing else to do, though. There was a Marie Callendars if you want some pie.

Highway 1 in northern CA is narrow with a lot of mountains and hairpin curves. Travel is slow going here, with only a few glimpses of the rocky and barren coast. It is foggy in patches. A lot of this area is redwood national forests and there are many to be seen on both sides of the road. We would not take this route again.
From Eureka we head farther north into Oregon and the coast there. It is prettier up here than in CA., and there are more places to stop to view the scenery. The Coos Bay area has a botanical garden with many roses in bloom and several other flowers as well. A little further up the coast there are rocks along the coast, which is home to many seals and sea lions. They are very noisy in large groups.

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