My wallet disappeared from my purse on Tuesday evening in Portland, with a lot more cash than I care to admit and my credit cards/driver’s license/ID. I remember thinking the other day that it had been a long time since I bought the wallet but it was still in great condition and I hadn’t grown tired of it – I still love(d) it. Ha. Anyway, I didn’t realize it until the following day, so we spent most of Wednesday trying to find it after calling our travel insurance (they didn’t cover anything) and my credit card company to cancel it. I thought maybe I had left it at a store while shopping or perhaps a good soul had returned it, but no such luck. We did get a chance to sample a couple of doughnuts, though; besides the Salt & Straw ice cream, which was delicious, but not as great as Molly Moon’s.
Not from Voodoo Doughnuts – we wanted to try them as well but ran out of time because of the wallet incident.
Early on Thursday morning, we packed everything up and started the drive to Santa Rosa along the US 101. It was a very long drive, thirteen hours including a couple of pit stops, but so beautiful. We ate lunch at a deserted beach in Seven Devils State Park in Oregon…
There were a couple of restrooms there that reminded me of the bathroom in the first movie of the Saw saga (minus the dead bodies, thankfully). I would’ve taken a couple of pics but I really didn’t want to go inside again, any more than necessary.
The redwoods were breathtaking, although hard to capture in pics properly.
We even had an elk crossing!
By the time we checked into our hotel in Santa Rosa it was dark outside, and even though we visited the area today before heading towards San Francisco, I didn’t take any pictures. On our way to the city we stopped to take the obligatory photos of the Golden Gate bridge, of course.
We’re definitely looking forward to our stay here for the next four days! The view from our hotel room is gorgeous, so that helps.