Sunday, June 7, 2009

~First Stop Redding Calif.~

Well, really the first stop was to pick up Mom and Dad and pack up the car.
Were ready to go.

First stop after a few hours of driving was to tinkle and there were many of these along the way.
Our first sight seeing stop was in Redding Calif. to the Turtle Bay Museum.
We did a lot of walking here, we walked across the Sundial Glass Bridge that resembled a ship.
Over looking the bridge was part of the Sacramento river.
In the museum we saw local river dwellers such as this little guy the Coastal Giant Salamander. I found him so cute. You can click on the picture to enlarge him.
Dad enjoyed reading all about Mt. Shasta and the gold rush days also looking over the old maps of the area. Dad is a avid reader and enjoys hunting, fishing and camping, growing up we spent many vacations camping and sight seeing in Northern Calif. Dad also loves to spend time in museums he enjoys the history.
There was also a beautiful garden at the end of the glass bridge.

Just a few of the many indigenous plant life from this area.

I thought of Becky from Sweet Cottage Dreams when I saw these beautiful butterflies just resting side by side. She had written a post about three butterflies not long ago. I knew we had to have a picture for Becky.
Next post~ Second Stop; Klamath Falls and Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.


Anonymous said...

It looks like you all had so much fun.I love road trips...The glass bridge sundial is really neat and I love the little salamander I call those waterdogs because they look like an under the see puppy....The garden is beautiful with all the pretty flowers by the way, you take great pictures!!! can't wait to see more........hugs, Jennifer : )

blushing rose said...

TY for the sweet note, Elizabeth. I am glad you are joining me, as have I you. I enjoyed 'riding' along with the trip ... brings back memories. TY for sharing. TTFN ~ Marydon

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

This looks like a wonderful trip! That river is beautiful and so are the gardens. I am looking forward to more. Have fun!

sandy said...

ahh great photos and thanks for showing us the trip, will be looking forward to more. I've never been in that part of the country.