Okay, what’s your guess?
Did you answer Oregon?
The old pioneers of our nation were pretty impressive, weren’t they? Men and women of grit!
Back to 2012.
We decided to celebrate Justus’ birthday (that was in April) while on our trip. After having a little fun on the way, we drove all night…
Can you believe Audrey rode this? 175′ tall and you’re not in a cage!
…and arrived in Oregon at daybreak. I love this state.
As we were driving up the scenic highway, we came upon an elk viewing station where you could watch Roosevelt elk.and a variety of birds. It was lovely with benches along the sidewalk and a large pavilion with information about the wildlife along with telescopes to look through.
Breakfast by the ocean.
Lovely views all around…
A Bed & Breakfast (owned by the state no less!) perched above on a hill overlooking the Pacific, with a lighthouse to the left, that is undergoing renovations.
Close-up of the B&B
The breakfast stop being over, we travelled up the coast a short ways until we reached The Sea Lion Caves!
This was very fascinating since there are so many all gathered together. They were in the mating season so the bulls were feeling aggressive. Some were bloody and had wounds. Sea lions can be very noisy!
Notice the large sea-lion just to the left of the center of the photo and the gash it has in the center of its chest.
Cave that the sea lions go into at this time of year. Usually there’s many more but we only saw a few on our visit.
Doesn’t that sea-lion bull look majestic? (Hey, majestic’s relative, but I think he looks pretty fine. King of his little harem.)
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