Since moving to California, my husband and I have been absolutely thrilled to experience what this magnificent state has to offer –  the gold rush, the world-famous vineyards, the Golden Bridge (of course!), and the warm sunny beaches, just to name a few. While I share my husband’s excitement over the state’s national parks, I was also simply ecstatic to be near a coast and soak a plenty of sunshine. After the trip to the Sierras and our recent encounter with the giant sequoias at Placer County Sequoia Grove, we were inspired for a coastal trip to the north and see the grandeur of the redwood trees ourselves.

US HIGHWAY 20

It was hard to contain our excitement during our 6-hour drive towards the Redwood National Park. The perfect balance of crisp air and warm sunshine made me extra enthused. There was nothing much to see driving off US Highway 65, but Highway 20 was beautiful! It was just the perfect time of the year to see California when the hills are carpeted in freshly grown green grass and the fields are accentuated with colorful and bright wild flowers. It felt like we were in a movie set.

Commencing our 6-hour drive towards the Redwood National Park.
Commencing our 6-hour drive towards the Redwood National Park.
Random sights as we were driving on US Highway 65 towards Redwood National Park.
Random sights as we were driving on US Highway 65 towards Redwood National Park.
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Random sights along US Highway 20 in spring when the hills are carpeted in green grass and the fields are accentuated with bright wild flowers.
Random sights along US Highway 20 in spring when the hills are carpeted in green grass
Random sights along US Highway 20 in spring when the hills are carpeted in green grass
Random vineyard along US Highway 20 in spring.
Random vineyard along US Highway 20 in spring.

US HIGHWAY 101

One of the million other California’s pride is Highway 101. My only point of reference about this ultra famous coastal highway is Hollywood movies. I had to admit, I felt a great sense of inner joy being on this famous highway. Who doesn’t? The coastal US Highway 101 is truly beautiful, even more beautiful than how I remember them in movies.  I can only imagine how amazing it will be driving even further south along this coastal highway!

Our first sight of the Pacific Ocean as we were driving on US Highway 101 on our way to Redwood National Park.
Our first sight of the Pacific Ocean as we were driving on US Highway 101 on our way to Redwood National Park.
Arriving at Redwood Hotel Casino in Klamath, California.
Arriving at Redwood Hotel Casino in Klamath, California.

WILSON CREEK BEACH

We arrived at our hotel just in time for dusk and before we decided to call it a day, we managed to sneak to Wilson Creek Beach for a breathtaking sunset show. I have always imagined this part of the world to be beautiful, but it has definitely exceeded my high expectation. Sitting on drift woods with my husband beside me as we watch the sun set on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean  together was a moment engraved forever in my memories. It was equally peaceful as it was romantic.

This is how I imagined growing old together would be.

My first photo of my husband at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
My first photo of my husband at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
Sunset at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
Sunset at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
Sunset at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
Sunset at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
The temperatures drastically dropped as the sun was setting at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
The temperatures drastically dropped as the sun was setting at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
Enjoying the sunset overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
Enjoying the sunset overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Wilson Creek Beach in Klamath, California.
My most favorite part of the day.
My most favorite part of the day.
Wilson Creek Beach, Klamath, California
Wilson Creek Beach, Klamath, California
Sunset at Wilson Creek Beach, Klamath, California
Sunset at Wilson Creek Beach, Klamath, California
Deeper shade of sunset as dusk approaches at Wilson Creek Beach, Klamath, California
Deeper shade of sunset as dusk approaches at Wilson Creek Beach, Klamath, California
Sunset at Wilson Creek Beach, Klamath, California
Sunset at Wilson Creek Beach, Klamath, California
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Dusk about to settle in at Wilson Creek in Klamath, California.
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Sunset on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean at Wilson Creek, Klamath, California.
Dusk at Wilson Creek, Klamath, California.
Dusk at Wilson Creek, Klamath, California.
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Dusk at Wilson Creek, Klamath, California.
Can we grow old together like this?
Can we grow old together like this?
Enjoying the sunset, the beach, the drift woods, and the best company at Wilson Creek in Klamath, California.
Enjoying the sunset, the beach, the drift woods, and the best company at Wilson Creek in Klamath, California.

 

 

 

 

 

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