First morning in a new campground was celebrated with pancakes for breakfast–yum! John & Suzi joined us for sightseeing along the Pacific coast. These pictures were taken about 1.5 miles from our campground.
From there we hiked to a covert radar station that was built in anticipation of a Japanese attack here shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. At one point Japanese submarines operated in offshore waters and actually shelled some shipping operations and oil installations off the coast of California and Oregon. To guard against potential invasion the U.S. Army built these “farm buildings” complete with fake windows and dormers. It actually housed an early warning radar system!
We paid the tourist fee to drive our car through a giant redwood tree. It was worth it! This privately owned tourist attraction allows visitors the opportunity to drive through a healthy, living Redwood tree. The “Tour-Thru Tree” in Klamath, Ca is approximately 725 years old. The opening is 7’4″ wide and 9’6′ high, permitting the passage of all standard cars, vans and pickups. The Tree is 15 feet in diameter at eye level.
Later we all drove 40 min. to the nearest town with a grocery store, Crescent City, where the highway drives right along the Pacific Ocean. On our way home, we noticed a big yellow & white tent with a big sign proclaiming the last night of 21 days of a Holy Ghost Tent Revival. We couldn’t resist checking it out and ended up staying until almost midnight. We got to make up for 2 weeks of missing church 🙂 Hopefully everyone will sleep in tomorrow.