Mom and I finally made it to the last of the four 'corners' of the continental US. The point was actually about 3/4 of a mile down this trail, which was much too difficult for Mom, so we just took our picture at the trail head.
In spite of her aversion to cold weather, Mom decided she didn't want to miss the worlds largest spruce tree!
People in Salem have built a beautiful new (but old style) carousel. Here are my Uncle Bill & Mom posing by it.
This is an asian restaruant, but also has several other menu's. The food was quite good and reasonably priced.
Mom had fun pretending to type on the antique manual typewriter.
Unlike most historic homes we've toured, Deepwood allows you to sit on the furniture!
Here is my uncle Bill and Mom posing in the gardens at Deepwood.
Mom really enjoyed talking with this three year old, she was waiting for Grandma to take her to her dance class.
We had a lot of fun shopping in this Merchantile. They had an interesting mix of antiques and new stuff that fit in with the old stuff quite nicely.
This was just one of the redwood tree's we saw, no labels, nothing on record as being the biggest or tallest.
Mom is still collecting sand for her friend back home. This is at Big River Beach in Mendocino, CA, on the coast.
We couldn't quite fit the RV through this tree, so figured we might as well fit us into it!
We stopped at an overlook while driving down from the campground, I was looking across the valley, but Mom thought these rocks looked more interesting.
This is as close as Mom would go to the edge. She absolutely would not hike down to the far viewing platform.
Mom and I really enjoyed cheese tasting. It helped that our host, John, was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humor.
Mom is still into the trip and collecting sand for her friend
Mom got a kick out of how big the Yams were here. They also had a very interesting selection of honeys and dried vegetables.
Here are Mom & I with some of our 'haul'.
This is billed as "California's Old Faithful Geyser", in Calistoga. It is quite regular, erupting every 5 to 10 minutes while we were there. It is quite small compared to Yellowstone's Old Faithful however.
Ceaser is my niece's great dane, he is actually a big sweetie...
Here we are, Art & Melody on the left, then Mom & I
Karoke was a lot of fun, but we weren't very good at it.
This restaurant and orchards have been run by the same family for 30 years. They served us cider made from Arkansas Black Apples.
There were a number of small shops in the old train depot in Colfax. Mom liked this cow outside the ice cream shop.
Mom and I are posing with one of the adults in period garb - a school group was preparing to stay overnight and everyone, kids - parents and teachers had to dress and act appropriatly for the period.
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