So, we’ve been busy! After the big snowstorm we made a trip south to Jacksonville, Oregon. Nestled in the beautiful Rogue Valley, Jacksonville is one of the oldest cities in Oregon. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark. The downtown is a mix of stores, restaurants, businesses and banks in the charming historic brick buildings. Walking down the main street you get a taste of history. Our friends live outside the town and we enjoy visiting them 2-3 times a year.
On Sunday we left the girls behind and heading down I-5 south to visit friends in McCloud, California. (About 2 hours from Jacksonville). As we were driving I saw something bound across the freeway. “It looks like a fox!” I exclaimed. I quickly realized that it was a Coyote. I managed to get this shot, best I could going 60 mph.
Brave thing. I don’t think I’d run across 2 lanes of I-5 traffic! While the husband drove I enjoyed the scenery outside our window. Vineyards. Groves of tall firs. Majestic hills. Birds. Southern Oregon is amazingly beautiful. We passed Ashland, OR. I fondly remembered our first trip. As the Southern Oregon landscape gives way to the Northern California mountain area the scenery changed. More alpine desert, less Oregon green. Soon I saw the mountain peeking over the hill. Mt Shasta is amazingly beautiful, especially when there is a lot of snow and the sun is shining down upon the peaks. This time it was cloudy and not so much snow. I didn’t realize the mountain had two peaks.
Dissatisfied with the color caused by the windshield I asked my kind husband to pull into the view point so that I could take pictures outside the truck. We stopped at the rest stop and I was able to shoot better pictures.
ABSOLUTELY beautiful! I am always in awe of the majestic wonder of this planet. God is truly creative!