After getting a bit of late start, we continued south along the Oregon coast.
We stopped at Bullard Beach State Park to stretch our legs and take advantage of the fantastic weather.
Cooper seemed especially excited to be able romp in the sand.
The boys quickly located an appropriately sized piece of driftwood and demanded a game of Fetch.
This generally involved Rufus (who is far more comfortable in the water) charging into the surf after the stick.
Cooper would then promptly swipe it from him, and a game of Chase would ensue.
We finally loaded up into Harvey the RV again and headed south into Northern California
We passed some truly spectacular views.
After a couple of hours on the road, we stopped to check out the Redwoods at Jedediah Smith State Park to cool off in the Smith River and check out the Redwoods.
While Kelly and I found the water too cold for our taste, the boys took the opportunity to wet their feet and cool off.
Predictably, yet another game of Fetch ensued.
Rufus demonstrated some particularly fine swimming skills against the current.
Predictably, Cooper was always waiting at the water's edge to swipe Rufus's stick and kick off a game of Chase.
All this activity left both dogs pretty beat by the time we loaded up for our final leg over the coastal range to pick up Highway 5.
Our route took us through the gorge of the Trinity River, which was AMAZING.
Next stop, Lake Tahoe (with an intervening stop to camp)!
All the pictures from today are available here.