Way Out West: Northern CA & Oregon

Welcome to long days and warmer nights, Summer is here! It's also time to stretch your wandering limbs and explore: in this blog series we will be highlighting the great things to see and do Way Out West. You don't need to step far from our coast to discover great adventures-make it a day or a weekend, grab your sunhat and go...


Ever since the days of road trippin' with the fam in the Vista Cruiser, the Redwood highways have always been a favorite. Team Hendry was looking for a getaway with tree lined highways and rivers and streams to play in, and out-of-the-way campsites to sleep in.  We found exactly what we needed.


We drove through wine country--Healdsburg and Boonville being some favorites. They had lots of good food and shops, like Jimtown Store, to explore. Then we took Hwy 128 from wine country to Mendocino and this was one of the most beautiful drives of old barns, farmhouses, gardens, vineyards, and giant trees!










Avenue of the Giants skirts the 101 and is filled with roadside stops, little towns, and of course, giant giants. Along the Avenue is the town of Redcrest, where we stopped in to visit Reclaimed Relics.
Arcata had the second best farmers' market we've seen every Saturday morning. So much wonderful food and homemade goods, alongside music, coffee, and beautiful produce.




We always like to make our destination Grants Pass, Oregon--where there is a campground on the Rogue River called Schroeder Park. The jet boat tours on the Rogue are great fun, especially on a warm day.
One last favorite: Jacksonville, Oregon--about a half hour from Grants Pass. It is a very cool old gold mining town with wonderful old buildings, homes, and new shops. It feels like a town that time forgot.