I’ve never done much travelogue writing. That’s what this Patreon is here to motivate me to do, in a way. Wish I had started it at the beginning of this trip, now I’m lost as how to write up the backlog of everything that’s already happened. So I guess from my most recent venture.
On the 20th (Jan) I started my drive down out of Seattle, through Oregon, and into California to hang out with Quinn Quartz.
It started to get snowy, u know, cuz Oregon
My original plan was to drive as far south as possible on the 20th, then finish up whatever remained on the 21st. There’s some snow but it’s alright, I’m used to driving in the show. I see one of those signs with the yellow lights flashing that said to tune to AM 1610, so I did. I feel those warnings are usually not super important, usually a “watch out for potential ____” messages. This one, however, was a message saying that tire chairs were required through the Siskiyou Pass on I-5, and that there was ODOT employees at mile marker 10 turning around anyone who didn’t have chains.
Now, I don’t have chains, so I was like well guess I’ll stop here for the night. Pulled off and slept in a Rite Aid parking lot, along with two trucks who did the same. The next morning I woke up early, little past 6am. I had gone to bed early the night before, as I had originally planned to drive for another couple hours. Turning the radio back on it was still playing a message that snow chains were required, but a different recording.
So I backtracked 40 miles up I-5 north to meet up with 199 and take that to the coast.
Day started out cloudy and foggy. Some sightings of snow.
Drove along cool rocky cliffs and windy roads
Saw some redwoods for the first time. Didn't get any pics of the really big ones, but here's some other trees.
Hit the coast! Getting to see the ocean for the first time in a while was nice
From there I went down 101 along the coast, crossed over the Golden Gate Bridge, and took 1 down the coast to my destination. The drive was long and beautiful. So long, ugh my back. But also so pretty. I got to see redwoods and beautiful shoreline and so many things. My day started out cold and cloudy with some snow, and ended warm and beautiful and sunny.
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