Bobby and I decided to take the dog and drive it, instead of fly, despite the high gas prices these days, and we had a great time seeing friends and family along the way. My best friend from law school and his partner hosted us in Seattle. Their two cats were kind enough not to eat Monte, and they all pretty much started getting along by the time we left.
I saw my Aunt Sharren. She’s the sweetest thing, but she wouldn’t let me take her picture! We stayed overnight at her place and did some major catching up through breakfast the next day. I hadn’t seen her since I was probably about five years old! Fortunately we chat regularly online. Our two little dogs got along surprisingly well.
The road trip back was the slow one, and it included lots of beaches, redwoods, gorges, sand dunes and lighthouses. Besides spending several days in Seattle, we made stops in Portland, Astoria, Canon Beach, Florence, Port Orford, Eureka, Orick, Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Guerneville and countless other unmarked places on Highways 101 and 1, mostly.
I split up the galleries to consist of one with people and dogs and one that consists of views and vistas.
Unfortunately it looks like the video part of my expensive Nikon 5100 is going south, as did my photography portion of the camera several months ago. I’ll see if there is a way to increase the contrast and decrease the flushed areas of sand and sky that seem to blur a lot of the details in some of the videos.