Tuesday, July 04, 2006

July 4th Holiday Northern CA Trip

Over the 4 day 4th of July Holiday weekend, I took a trip to northern California with my dog, Culo. I stayed in Yreka and did a day trip to Crater Lake. I was stiff from all that driving and needed a day to recuperate but all and all, it was a good trip. Below are some of my favorite pictures.


Culo Assumes the Position in the Back Seat

Culo assumes the position in the back seat. Kennel ready for any naps that need to be taken.

First Bathroom Break

First bathroom break for Culo off Cherry Glen Roach, between Fairfield and Vacaville.
Yreka, CA Map of Downtown

Click to see larger map of Yreka California, put out by the local Chamber of Commerce. When you drive through the route, it looks like a typical old west California downtown neighborhood from the 1800s to the early 1900s. But if you look closer, you'll see placards on the front of many houses giving information about the original owners, like doctor, mayor, teacher and other prominent citizens. Sometimes, it'll say something about the archtectural style: Eastlake, False Front, Federal, Gothic Revival, Bungalow and Bungaloid, Queen Anne, Neo-Classical Revival, Gothic Style, Richardsonian Romanesque, Art Deco, Neo-Classic Romanesque, Neo-Classic Rowhouse, Classic Box. It's like driving your car to visit a museum.

Grandma's House Resturant in Yreka

Grandma's House Resturant in Yreka. Excellent pancakes. Huge, fluffy, delicious.

Klamath River Rest Area

Klamath River Rest Area off Highway 5 north. Had outdoor pancake breakfast.

Ashland, OR Chamber of Commerce

Outside the Ashland, Oregon Chamber of Commerce. Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Horsefeathers, Ashland, OR

Culo's girlfriend (NOT), guarding the Horsefeathers store. I picked up two moose with springs for legs.

Klamath Falls, OR

Pee break at park in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I'm STILL scratching some flying creature bites I got from sitting by the lake there.

Lodgepole Campground Crater Lake

Stopping to play in the snow at Lodgepole campground and picnic area right outside Crater Lake park.

Crater Lake View and Wizard Island

Crater Lake, OR view and Wizard Island

Volcano Blasted Trees at Crater Lake

Volcano Blasted Trees at Crater Lake, OR

Another View of Wizard Island

Another View of Wizard Island in Crater Lake, OR

Edge of the top of Crater Lake

Edge of the top of Crater Lake

Closer View of Top Edge of Crater Lake

Closer View of Top Edge of Crater Lake

Mount Shasta from the North

Mount Shasta from the North driving down Interstate Highway 5

Shasta Dam and Lake Shasta

Shasta Dam and Lake Shasta far view

Shasta Dam, side view

Shasta Dam, side view

Shasta Dam, Down Spillway

Shasta Dam, looking straight down spillway

Shasta Dam, valley view from top of dam

Shasta Dam, valley view from top, right of dam

1 comment:

Crnk Mnky said...

last one down the water slide is a rotten egg!!