Jun 26, 2011

Mendocino & Fort Bragg


Mendocino coastline
Located on the most beautiful rugged coastlines in Northern California is Mendocino County. From north to south, the most famous route CA1 runs almost all the way down to Southern California. The county has an exceptionally varied terrain from vineyards to beaches to one of the tallest trees in the world.. the Redwood trees. The Redwood tree pictures on google images intrigued us. So one weekend, we decided to make a day trip of it and visit the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, Glass beach and of course see the redwood forest too. 

Jun 3, 2011

Lovely Lavender


View Lavender Fields, Mt Shastha in a larger map

I have always loved Lavender. I am constantly on the lookout for places to go. On one of our return road trips from Portland ( I will blog about this later ) we decided to stop at Mt. Shasta. We didnt want to do the usual, boating, camping stuff that everyone usually does as we lacked time and did not intend staying there after our long roadtrip. We were on the lookout on our phone for some scenic areas around where we could get some great pictures. We had around 2 hours to decide whether to make a pitstop there or carry on and reach home after a long 12 hour drive from Portland.
 
Fortunately my eyes fell on this website. It had the most spectacular and gorgeous scenery of lavender with the backdrop of snow capped mountains. My heart pounding, I found that it was about an hours drive on our way home, about 15 miles off our main route. I didn't bother about the extra time we took to reach home. We were excited about this sudden off track stop. It was indeed, by far the best decision we took to venture into seeing a place where we had not looked for reviews. We knew what we were going to see Lavender fields ..... but the end view was breathtaking and unimaginable.