We started in Jackson, California at the Jackson Rancheria (a lovely place if you’re in the area). From there we were going to Turtle Rock Resort in Gold beach, Oregon. We started on Friday. We had had to do laundry (You know the feeling) and seal the camper before Mom left with all the kids (Dad still had to work that day so he would take the camper when he was done). This is the only day we would be taking the interstate. It was pretty boring. There might have been a traffic jam or two, but I wasn’t paying attention (If you have teenage child, it’s not a stretch to figure I listened to music the whole way). We had to go grocery shopping, which took a while so we got to the RV park at the exact same time as Dad did.
The next day we had to get up at five in the morning to drive to Eureka, California which was 8-10 hours away. To get there we took Highway 101. We couldn’t go very fast (Unless we wanted the camper to become unhitched) so every once and awhile we had to pull to the side and let the other cars pass.
Amazingly we made it to Eureka by lunch but we were still an hour away from the camp site. We stopped for lunch at a place called Gill’s. While we were there we met a friendly little girl girl named Trillium who Jessica became fast friends with.
On the third day we didn’t travel. Instead we stayed to scout the area. We saw the elk and the redwoods (which by the way, look like if they go any higher they will touch the sky). We also got to hike Fern canyon and Trillium falls (now that’s ironic). Fern canyon is a water hike. The trail is pretty much all creek. Trillium falls on the other hand is a mostly up hill hike. It was still beautiful. When we got back we made even more friends. One of our friends had Bengal Kittens with them. It is a cross between a normal house cat and a cougar. They are the size of normal kittens but they’re spotted like a leopard. Jessica and I got to hold one each.
On the last day we only had to drive two hours before we arrived at our destination in Gold Beach Oregon. Seemingly simple but the truck shredded part of its drive belt (no way to change it on the side of the road) so we had to take it slow. We did finally arrive at Turtle Rock RV Resort and are officially set up for another 3 months. I can’t wait to explore this area!
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