Day 13: Requa, California

We spent a month this summer on a 7,957-mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. Day 13 was July 15; we had arrived in Requa, at the mouth of the Klamath River, where we would visit Redwood National and State Parks, but first, we explored the areaContinue reading “Day 13: Requa, California”

Day 12: California Coast

We spent a month this summer on a 7,957-mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. Day 12 was July 14; we spent much of it driving up the Northern California coastline. Our goal that day was to reach Requa, at the mouth of the Klamath River. TheContinue reading “Day 12: California Coast”

Bird by Bird

I’m sitting in my backyard, and the birds are out in force. I just turned on my birdsong identification app. The birds it tells me it’s hearing: Blue jay American crow Northern cardinal Red-shouldered hawk Tufted titmouse House sparrow Eastern towhee Least flycatcher American goldfinch Common grackle Carolina wren Red-bellied woodpecker Gray catbird American robinContinue reading “Bird by Bird”

Day 10 (part 2): San Francisco

We spent about a month this summer on a 7,000+ mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. I began posting privately about the trip while we were gone, and I’ve kept the original dates from when I started the posts. But we’re home now, so I’m updatingContinue reading “Day 10 (part 2): San Francisco”