Our first stop when we entered California was Lake Tahoe. If you live on the West Coast, you've probably seen a bumper sticker or two in your lifetime advocating to "Keep Tahoe Blue". Well, I can report that Tahoe is very blue and very pretty! We even went for a swim in the beautiful lake to refresh ourselves and it felt wonderful.
Our next stop was Pt. Reyes National Seashore. It was really neat to wander around a beautiful seashore that has been kept undeveloped and is also very uncrowded. As a lover of the ocean, I was happy to see such long stretches of beach that are kept clean and uncluttered from the smog and crowds of bigger cities.
^^ Blue skies and blue ocean. Ahhh.....
^^ In 1579, Sir Francis Drake of England repaired his ships in this bay during his circumnavigation of the world. The cliffs you see reminded him of the white cliffs of Dover, leading him to name this place Nova Albion, Latin for "New England".
^^ We visited Drake's Bay Oyster Farm and dined on some delicious, FRESH oysters. Yum!
Click here to read about our time in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef & Great Basin.