Friday, July 1, 2011

Adventure Planning

We've just discovered that the last two weeks of July are open for interpretation: no work scheduled, no commitments, and no promises to keep. You know what that means ~ Road Trip!

We rarely plan more than a general direction which is known as the "shall we turn right or left" school of planning. This time we added a few parameters:

  • blue highways
  • temperate climate
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • photography
  • bird watching
If the weather cooperates (not too hot) we may head towards Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon.

Sky Parlor Meadow

If it's unseasonably warm in the Sierra's then perhaps we'll head north to the Smith and Rogue Rivers along the coast. We've travelled Hwy 101 to Oregon every year for 30 years and never get tired of exploring or the view.

Smith River Walk, Smith River, CA

Rogue River

Something to add to your bucket list is a Rogue River Jet Boat trip. It's a 104 mile round trip through some of the most beautiful wilderness you've ever seen. Prepare for an experience of a lifetime and prepare to get wet. It's been 4 years for us, so if we decide on the Oregon Coast for our trip we're going to do it again. They even picked us up at our campground. Here's a link to Jerry's Rogue River Jet Boats to learn a little about the company and it's history: http://www.roguejets.com/

Life is short ~ don't waste a minute!