After Crater Lake National Park, we headed down to the Redwood National Forest. We stayed the night just outside the park, and woke up early to start the trek down the famous highway 1 to get to our next stop, Bodega Bay. It seemed like a great idea, until we realized how treacherous the road was. It's a great drive for a convertible with the top down. However, it's definitely not meant for an RV, but we did it anyway. On the way we stopped at Patrick's Point State park, which (duh) we had to. It was breathtaking, with great views of the California coast. After that we drove along the Avenue of the Giants. I always imagined what it would be like to go there. This place was amazing. It is hard to believe that trees this size exist. It was like stepping into Jurassic Park.
We finally reached our campsite in Bodega Bay. The RV site was right on the marina and backed up to the water. For those who haven't been to Bodega Bay, it is a small bay beach town along the Northern California coast just above San Francisco. It also happens to be where my parents went on their honeymoon 32 years ago. Once we arrived we were able to walk to a restaurant on the harbor and enjoy some food and a glass of wine overlooking the bay. It was the perfect end to our day-long journey down the coast.
PATRICK'S POINT STATE PARK
REDWOOD NATIONAL FOREST / AVENUE OF THE GIANTS