It was the last day for our old folks to be with us and we wanted to go out with a bang. We unhooked Shirley and followed them north towards Eugene for an hour or so. On the way we went past the Mystic forest. Here stands Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox.
We capped the day off at the beach in Tolowa State Park. After two hours of watching the waves crash we parted ways and said our goodbyes. They went north, and we went south. It'll be another few months until I get to hang out with my dad again.
Shortly after our departure we spotted a giant billboard that was falling apart. Billboard? Probably an old drive-in movie screen. We should check it out.
This would be an awesome place for an RV park... or a campground.
After the hour drive back to home we still had time to kill in the afternoon. Just south of us lay Fern Canyon. This was the sight for some of the scenes from Jurassic Park. Hell yes. The ten mile road in was a wet slippery clay that was squeezed by the redwoods. The views didn't disappoint and we traversed through the canyon peering up at it's 50 ft fern covered walls.
The rain came in and we had to get off the beach earlier than we wanted too. However it absolutely had it's upsides.
So here we sit. Down the end of a hard packed dirt road covered in ferns that came straight out of Jurassic Park. It's raining and getting dark. The puddles are filling up with water and some are up to a foot deep, and as wide as the road. I'm giddy like a child with a new toy. I make Katie wait in the rain for 20 minutes before we start our escape. Finally... we get to drive down the dinosaur road and bash through water in the Jeep for 10 miles. This is going to be awesome.