The island of Acadia National Park takes up a nice portion of the 3,478 Maine shoreline. We spent a day taking in the views around the park.
As I wrote in my last post, California was awash in rain this past winter. The storms caused a lot of crop and property damage but it did loosen the vise of drought the state has been going through and it provided the conditions for a superbloom. Marie and Brian told us Carrizo National Monument might be a good place to view it.
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On a late winter drive to California with my friend Jim I was astounded at how the incredibly wet winter transformed the state.
It’s been a cool and rainy spring here in the Portland area – the wettest April/May in recorded history; so when a break in the weather arrives we try to take advantage. One of our favorite walks is just the other side of the Columbia River from Portland: through the Fort Vancouver Historic Site into downtown Vancouver, then back along the river. The walk ranges from 3½ to 4 miles depending upon how many side excursions you do.
Our first day driving through Redwood National Park was disrupted by construction on US Highway 101 due to a massive landslide in February 2021. Nevertheless we were able to get in a couple of hikes.