Our California Road Trip: Days 13-17

03 Aug, 2018

Our hearts are heavy as we write this last post about our California road trip this past June.  Several large areas in our state, many that we either visited or drove through on that trip, have been devastated by wildfires.  We hope and pray for everyone who has been impacted by these events; especially for those who lost loved ones.

Day 13 We left Glass Beach and the fine people of Fort Bragg, and continued to the northern most part of our trip, Crescent City and the Battery Point Lighthouse.


After a long but breathtakingly beautiful drive we arrived in Crescent City, toured the Battery Point Lighthouse area, had a bite to eat, tasted a flight of local hard apple cider and made some new friends at SeaQuake Brewing, a local brewpub.  Then we called it a day.

Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City

Day 14 We left Crescent City and California’s North Coast, and headed inland on US-199.  Our plan was to follow the Smith River, drive through more redwood forests then head north across the California-Oregon border to catch Interstate 5 South to Mount Shasta and the home stretch.

We thought we were on the wrong road until it lead into this quiet, idyllic valley and this stunning view of Mount Shasta!


Day 15 No road trip through California should miss Napa Valley and ours didn’t either.  (Although not sourced from Napa Valley we do use Petit Syrah in our year round Blackberry Sangria, and Grenache Rose in this summer’s special release of Pommé Rose.)


Day 16 After spending the night in Roseville we took I-80 toward Reno for our first stop of the day, Emerald Bay overlook in Lake Tahoe, and then on to our second stop, downtown Reno, where it all began for Common Cider in 2012.

Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe overlook
Where it all began for Common Cider back in 2012!

Day 17 Thank you for joining us on our inaugural California Road Trip.  We hope you enjoyed the photos and videos of our trip as much as we enjoyed  sharing them with all of you.  We’re going to take a much needed break now that we’re back home, then start planning our next road trip.  Cheers!