Today we leave California. It took us three weeks just to travel from the heavily protected southern border to the invisible one to Oregon. Hadn’t there been a large sign we would have certainly missed it. We loved the vast variety of different types of landscape in this state. The various deserts, coastal beaches, mountain ranges, green rolling hills with trees here and there, the monumental forests of sequoias and redwoods that make you feel so small especially when you consider that they were around at the time of the Roman empire. And now we are looking forward to Oregon.