When we were in Oregon, we went to a cool beach at Oswald West State Park and stayed there
the whole day. People we met in Orcas Island told us to go there because they said it was the nicest beach in the entire U.S. I think they might be right. We played in the sand for so many hours and explored tide pools with starfish and big, green, sea anemones. The next day we went to Ecola State Park and did a three-mile hike. We saw lots of slugs on the trail. In 1806, Lewis and Clark traveled on the same trail we were on, so we read all about their exploration as we hiked through the forest. The last thing we did in Oregon was visit the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Tyler and I raced down the giant sand dunes. They were huge! We ran up and down them five times.
From there, we went to California, our last stop on the
mainland before going to Hawaii. In California we stayed with our friends, Rob
and Sue. Rob is really, really funny and Sue is really nice (so was
Rob). We went to a baseball game just like in Seattle. The San
Francisco Giants played the Florida Marlins. The Giants won in the
last inning. It was my favorite baseball game ever because Rob made it
so much fun. We were able to move up really close because of the
empty seats. For the eighth and ninth innings, we sat in the front row
near the Giants dugout and I could see the players really good.
We got rid of our car in California and now we go on our first plane ride of the trip.
Goodbye for now!