March 19, 2011 - 10:30 AM
My final spring break is finally here! After sweating through my last finals and papers, a much needed break is finally here. We're just finishing up packing now, and then we're off! Our spring break plans took awhile to get settled this year, but we finally decided to spend a few days in the Redwood National Forest camping, and then head back up to Oregon to stay in a beach house for a couple of days.
We plan on camping in the Jedediah Smith campground, near Crescent City, CA. That campground is one of the larger, more popular campground in the park, and one of the few open during the off season. We are definitely anticipating some rain, although we're really hoping that there's not too much! Still, we're leaving Eugene prepared, with tarps, food that can be made without a fire, and plenty of rain gear. Even with the definite forecast of rain, I'm really looking forward to hiking around the giant trees of the redwoods!
I've been to the Redwoods one other time, as a kid on a family road trip. We spent one spring break in grade school driving down to Los Angeles to visit my uncle and his family. We got to stop at a lot of fun places in Southern Oregon along the way as well, and I'm hoping we can make at least a few of the stops this trip too. I was pretty young last time I stopped at the Redwoods, so the only thing I really remember is being able to drive through a tree, and that the weather was gorgeous that day. I am expecting this to be a pretty different experience, and wholly looking forward to it!
I'll be joined on this portion of the trip with several of my girlfriends- the boys decided to sit this portion of the break out. So, I'm also really looking forward to getting some girl time in over the next couple days!
On Tuesday, girl time will end and we'll be driving back up to meet the boys at a beach house near Lincoln City. The remainder of our break will be spent hanging out near the ocean. I'm excited to spend a little more time out of Eugene, and especially at the coast! I haven't been to the beach at all this year, and I'm very excited to be in that ocean air.
All in all, I think this will be a spring break to remember! I'm really excited that most of our group is coming for one portion or another, since this will be one of the last times we all get to go on a trip together. Wish us luck that the weather is nice!
(Image from The National Park Service).