Along the way we made several rest stops, not your average rest stops mind you... but some beautiful little stops! We slowed down to take in some elk on a small preserve. It was loaded with elk - they were huge, beautiful animals... right off the side of the road, not even bothered by our presence. It was a joy to watch them and take in their beauty.
We also stopped in some great little spots along the mountain ranges going between I-5 and the coastline. One stop was long the river. There were a couple of fly fisherman along the river, other than that is was quiet, peaceful and beautiful right at dusk! While Bryan fed Hudson Holly and I discovered several little brown frogs about the rocks - hopping out to the river. It made for a fun little break.