After surviving the plagues of July in Denver - fires, heat, shootings, media storm - we were delighted to have the opportunity to get out of town and head to the cool west coast. We traveled the coast of Oregon and northern California. Very scenic and most importantly, in the 60s. July was officially declared the hottest month EVER in Denver, so having to wear a jacket was a welcome relief.
From the exquisite craggy Pacific coastline to the stately redwood forests, the trip made me want to burst out in song a la Woody Guthrie: This land is my land, this land is your land, .... (you know the rest). This really is a beautiful country.