Northern California (wine & big big trees)
Northern California is basically the best place on earth and we never wanted to leave.
There's a ton of wine, and nature, and not too many people, and rocks, and an ocean!!!! I love all of those things! We stayed a few nights in Anderson Valley, which is kind of an up and coming wine region known for our fave, pinot noir. Our cabin was on top of a hill (but like a really big, secluded hill) and it was so so so cute but also absolutely horrifically terrifying at night. It was completely pitch black and our place was like a neo-cottage meaning it was super modern and almost entirely made of glass. Oh, and there were no curtains, so we literally were living in a big glass bubble on top of a big ole hill far far away from civilization. I was like 90% positive that we'd be 100% dead by dawn. But hey, look! We're not!
After we survived the adorable murder cottage, we went farther north and stayed in Trinidad, California, at this cute and definitely not murdery bed and breakfast, The Lost Whale Inn. One of our friends saw that we were staying here and asked "How do you lose a whale?" Cute question, but honestly you lose a whale in that big effing ocean in the picture above. Words don't do it justice but god damn that thing was big. The inn is also not too far from Prairie Creek in the Redwood Forest, so of course we got some tree time in. Those things are old! And tall! We didn't get to spend all that much time with the trees, so we're def coming back here some day.
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Next up: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver!