Cinda and Emilie’s Great Adventure

I have had more than one adventure with my friend Cinda. Most have been small and somewhat tame. Not true of the road trip we took through Baja California, and hopefully this one won’t be so tame either.

       When we were in Baja California, we took a panga out onto a lagoon and got to pet whales!

We’ve packed a suitcase each and also stuffed seconds with sleeping bags and some camping equipment. Think air mattress. I am not twenty anymore! And Cinda even managed to cram a tent into her second bag.


Ready to zip ’em up!

We leave tomorrow, bright and early, for San Francisco. But we will not stay. We’ll grab our rental car and blast right out and up I-5 to Yreka where a motel and swimming pool await. It should be in the 80s when we arrive and that pool’s already calling to me.

On Tuesday we continue north on I-5 to Edmonds, Washington, a little north of Seattle, where we’ll spend a night with a friend of Cinda’s. The next day, on to Orcas Island via ferry and we’ll spend a night there. Then a few days and nights in Port Townsend (two ferries to get there!) and even a night in the village of Sekiu (pronounced SEE que), population 27 according to the last census.

Friend Lori claims she fell into a monkey tree (sans monkey) in Sekiu. We will have to look for such trees.

I tried in vain to place a map here that showed Sekiu. So here’s a photo I took of my AAA map. Sekiu is south of Vancouver Island and there’s a little red tent above it to indicate camping. It’s the one furthest to the left.


From there? Down the coast! Highway 1 and Highway 101 will carry us slowly back to San Francisco. Then we’ll take brief a look around the city.

Stay tuned for our adventures and lots of great photos!


Photo by Lori Anderson, the same Lori who fell into the monkey tree.


22 thoughts on “Cinda and Emilie’s Great Adventure

  1. I’ll be waiting for the photos!!! Have a wonderful trip!

    1. LOTS of photos, Tere! Coming up soon!

  2. Enjoy! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

  3. I’m so glad I fell into your blog today. Yay for great adventures, Emilie!

    1. Thanks, Ann. Fall back in any old time!

  4. Sounds like a fantastic trip!

  5. Have fun. I’ve never seen that area of the country. Lots of photos please. 🙂

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    1. Looks like you tried to leave a message, but nothing posted. Thanks, anyway!

  7. I am so looking forward to following your trip up, and down, the coast!

    1. Not as good as having you along, Debra!

  8. I’m with you all the way with the air mattress!

    1. These old bones just aren’t what they used to be, Jack!

  9. Have a great trip.

  10. Thanks, Emilie. Faith and i enjoyed the pics. Your vacation plans sound terrific. Enjoy 🚣🐚 Barb D

    1. Barb, this is early morning of the third day and we are on the coast, a few hours south of Christina. We will miss her, though. All plans were made before she decided to stay a little longer. Today, to the islands!

  11. I need photos!!!!

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