We continued our drive up the 101 from San Francisco to Arcata in Humboldt County. Along the way, we stopped to see the the Chandelier Tree in the aptly named Drive-Thru Tree Park.
For $5, you too can fold down your side-view mirrors and drive through the 315 ft high, 21 ft wide, 2400 year old tree. Apparently, carving huge, car-sized chunks out of the bases of these giant trees was all the rage in the 1930s. Don't worry, we don't do it anymore because (whodathunk) it's really, really bad for the trees.
Tomorrow, we continue through the Redwood National Park and on to Oregon.
We joined the throngs of tourists at all the scenic lookouts around the Golden Gate bridge. I stupidly forgot to put my memory card back in my camera last night, so all I have is this photo taken from my cell phone.
The condo officially closed this morning, and we have embarked on our month-long road trip. Yesterday, we drove up the 5 through 112 degree heat. This morning, we enjoyed the lovely fog on the Monterey Peninsula.
The Lone Pine on 17-Mile Drive, between Carmel and Pacific Grove
We wandered around Fisherman's Wharf, and stopped for oysters at Rappa's Seafood Restaurant at the end of the pier.