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Thu, Jul. 26th, 2007 05:39 pm
Pic Spam!!!

Alright, this batch is July 11th.

Mom and I were to head directly to the coast because it's been way too long since we got to see the Oregon coast. I was a tiny little kid when I went last time.

So we started driving towards the coast and I got all excited and giddy over the forest we went through on the highway. I wanted to take a forest road to actually go into it so I kept an eye out. Finally I found one so I made mom drive and stop frequently so I could take pictures, breath the lovely air, and listen to the sounds of forest. I could have spent hours there but we really had to get to the coast :P

Here's some of the forest shots!




Yay forests!




Ooooo




My mom kept saying "you need to go to Angeles National Forest, you act like Los Angeles doesn't have this stuff!"
Er...I've been to Angeles, it's very beautiful but it is not the same type of forest! This is temperate rain forest, you don't find this kind of forest in Southern California!


I wish I were back there












Heh, I can't really decide which photos to post so it looks like I'm posting nearly all of them!






We took a mountain road up but because I was getting a bit freaked out (my side was near the edge and I'm weird with cars), we decided not to go all the way up. We got to this point though! That's the view


River!








Alright so after all that we finally got on our way to the coast. We got to the city of Florence and decided to get a bite to eat. We stopped at an A&W (got served in our car!). When we tried to turn the car on after paying the car wouldn't start! Mom had taken the car to Honda the week before to get everything checked so she was pretty pissed. She called AAA to get towed to the nearest place to check over the car...which was right down the street. Well they found out it was the battery and it needed to be replaced. They didn't have the battery so they called places around the area and nobody had it. My uncle called this place that's similar to a Pep Boys and they did have it. The guy at the garage didn't call them, he only called other small businesses. I understand that, he doesn't like them taking his business. He did help us as much as he could.
So we get the battery replaced and do as much of the coast as we could. We went to Devil's Elbow and saw the lighthouse there. We also went to the world's largest sea cave and also saw some sea lions. We had to pay for that, you go down and there are two paths, one leading to the cave and one leading to the cliff overlooking the sea lions. Only I did it, it was a steep climb and mom couldn't do that. Photos of that are included.

After all that we headed back to Eugene and had a lovely dinner of salmon and pasta. Yum! My aunt cooks a mean salmon. Ben and I basically ignored everybody and chatted. Well, we didn't ignore people, that would be rude! We took part in the other conversation but we talked to each other a lot. After dinner we hunt out, looking at stuff online.

Anyway, here's the coast photos!




The sea cave. No flash photography allowed in the cave, it was gorgeous though. Ben warned me of it being stinky but it just had a mildew smell, not horrible. Check out the waterline!




A lovely bridge. That's freshwater meeting the ocean.


This is a blowhole. We stopped here on the drive back to Eugene


The sign :P




The creek


It was fun walking in it :P




Devil's Elbow




Ooo, lighthouse!




A rock! It's a cool rock, no badmouthing the rock!






Coastal winds made these trees lean :)




Ooo, coastal forest cliffs!














:D I love this photo


:)






Sea lions down there. I won't post sea lion photos in this post, they belong with the animals! You can see some of them in the cave shot ^_^

Another pic spam on the way!

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pansylove
pansylove
Captain of the SS Panvi
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)

Those are such beautiful pictures. I could lay under some
of those trees forever.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)

Thanks!

I know huh? I wanted to stay there longer but we had to leave.


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weaz3l
weaz3l
Aleks
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)

Those are beautiful pictures. My favorite is that first one of the road bending through the forest.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)

Thanks!

Yeah, I love taking photos of roads in a forest and the bendy ones are mysterious.

I got some more road shots on the drive home..through redwoods!


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)

7th pic down (this one here) is that some kind of bramble/blackberry bush?

That coastline is amazing looking and you know how much I love the sea so yay for shore pics!


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
under da sea!

Well I didn't see any berries but it sure looks like one doesn't it? I would assume so :)


Yeah, I love taking photos of the coast. It's a bummer that where I live it's just plain old sand, no rocks or anything. I prefer Central California coastline..all the way up to Canada :D


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
Re: under da sea!

it certainly looks like one, the pink flowers threw me though, only ever seen white flowers on them. We've got bushes nearby that are already covered in blackberries, seems to be very early this year.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC)
Re: under da sea!

They could be marian berries, I love marian berry stuff but it's hard to find here in California since they're an Oregon berry.


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
Re: under da sea!

that's a new one on me, never even heard of them! what do they taste like?


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
Re: under da sea!

OMFG, they are orgasmic! In my cousin's city, they have something called Saturday's Market. Every Saturday some artisans and stands open up. We didn't plan on going that day but I dragged my mom there just so I could get a marian berry juice drink that I haven't had since 2004 :D

They're sooo good, sweet and tart at the same time. You can sometimes find marian berry sorbet here in some stores. I'd send some to you but...it's sorbet. It would be liquid by the time it reached you.

That reminds me, I gotta get my butt to Coffee Bean for your stuff!


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Sat, Aug. 4th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Re: under da sea!

AW I miss Marion berries...I actually knew a lady (my gma's friend) named Marion and she used to make pies of the berries she was "named after"...hahah


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Sat, Aug. 4th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)

People ask me if I miss anything from Oregon, and these are the things I DO miss...all the "natural" stuff...
But I have too many people I don't want to be around so I don't plan to move back...plus the job market there SUCKS.
HAHA I have a picture on Facebook of the lenses of that same lighthouse...my siblings and I loved to be on one side and take pics through the lenses...:) My brother also fell and got rocks in his head running down the lighthouse gravel path...that wasn't a good time...
So many Oregon Coast memories, hehe...
You didn't go to the top of the mountain? Oh man, did you miss out...you should have closed your eyes! :)


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axe_girl
axe_girl
Dana
Mon, Aug. 6th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)

That sea cave makes me think of the cave in HBP! That's the way I imagined it.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Aug. 6th, 2007 07:44 am (UTC)

The sea cave was just lovely. I actually pictured it more gloomy but that's probably because it was the North Atlantic at night :)


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axe_girl
axe_girl
Dana
Mon, Aug. 6th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)

I guess I imagined it scary, but still beautiful in a terrible kind of way. Does that make sense?


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axe_girl
axe_girl
Dana
Mon, Aug. 6th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)

I also didn't notice the sea lions at first, they kind of blend into the rocks. That would have made for an interesting twist.
"Ouch!" cried Harry, "Professor, something bit me! My hand is missing!"
"Sea lions" replied Dumbledore simply.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Aug. 6th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)

LOL!

I can imagine that actually xD


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