Thursday, December 25, 2008
Though we tried valiantly, we were unable to make it past Salem, Or. We returned to Santa Cruz via the 1 and have enjoyed a pretty fine Christmas here in the at times sunny, at times rainy, central California coast. Seen below, Mark and Cate open their gifts for each other (books! mostly cooking themed), make a Christmas themed cocktail using a frozen cranberry concoction (Granita!). We've got pork shoulder, white bean dip, mashed potatoes, Deviled eggs, cinnamon rolls, and a chocolate lava cake being worked on as we write. Also, awkward Christmas portraits!!! Christmas - woo-hoo!!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
are required. And even if we were allowed to put chains on our rental
car, chains are currently sold out in the region. So we decided to
head south. We are pretty disappointed we won't be making it to
Seattle for christmas again this year, but are enjoying our tour of
the Oregon coast.
Monday, December 22, 2008
After driving all day through driving winds, fog, and (at times) torrential downpours, we arrived at Gold Beach around early evening. After a lovely dinner, we partook of a bit of John Hodgman's Information before settling into sleep. Upon waking up, we were greeted by the glory of an Oregon coast in the morning. Majestic clouds, ferocious waves, and a quaint lighthouse shone forth.