Last pics from Oregon

I enjoyed the drive through California (well, the northern part, at least), but didn’t take any pictures. I was too busy driving. But here are the last few pics from the Oregon coast.

And, yes, those are my feet in the water. It just seemed appropriate that if I was gonna drive the coast highway, I should at least dip my toes in the water.

Turns out, it was just as cold as it looked.

Thoughts on driving the I-5

1. We Californians just call it “the Five.” Not “The Eye Five.”

2. California’s central valley may be a wonderful cornucopia of fruits and vegetables, but it makes for a boring drive. Not “West Texas boring,” but still pretty bland.

3. Stockton, CA, a few miles south of the capitol, Sacramento, is pretty much in the middle of the state. Given that, it is a little jarring to see an ocean going vessel there. But they have a real port and everything.

4. Lots of people in Sacto were enjoying the American River. It was packed with boats and tubes and whatnot.

5. Apparently, no one in California or Washington is the least bit familiar with the concept of “slower traffic keep right.” Oregon was reasonably well behaved, except near Eugene.

6. I thought about stopping in Eugene and looking up D*b Fr**ch. (Just kidding- I don’t have a death wish).

7. The Siskiyous Mountains are a fun drive.