We're here!

It was a beautiful week long drive down to Los Angeles.  We definitely took our time to get here by taking the 101 highway as much as we could.  But it was really worth it.
Our first stop is was well the boarder. We got stopped not because of the cigars, the dog, or the fact the we were moving down, nope it was for the little pail of dog food that didn't have an ingredient list.  But the good thing about that is that while we were in having the pail of kibble inspected who should walk in but the President of the Twelve Colonies.  Yup that was our first celeb siting.  pretty cool.

From here we were on to Portland.  What a great city!! I could have stayed in this place for a good long while.  Alas it was only for a night.  But what a night.  The Vintage Hotel welcomed us and Henry with a beautiful room and a sweet gift bag full of goodies for the dog face.

There was a long list of places that we had to visit in our short time first was an interesting little place that didn't open until 10:00 pm, it was called Voodoo Doughnuts.  These are among the more interesting confections I have ever tasted.  Nothing is like a heavy pink box that bears the inscription, " Good things come in Pink Boxes".  It was full of doughnuts that were covered with coco puff, fruit loops and encrusted in sprinkles.  Although these ones were more than elaborate Chris was wanting one of the more unusual ones.  The legendary Maple Bacon doughnut.   Yup that is a doughnut that has a full slice of bacon on it.  A perfect way to end a really good evening.

As we said good by to Portland we headed to the coast.  Down to Eureka for the night and through the Red Wood forest to get there.  It was a fabulous drive with loads of scenery that I wanted to stop and take pictures of every 5 minutes.   What can I say?  Really that hasn't been said before.  Blue skies and rocky shores that were truly breath taking.

This is what we followed until we hit San Francisco.  Oh there were many adventures from here to there but I need to keep something in my back pocket.  

Let's just say we did it all!  In San Fran and that includes the trollies.