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A rest stop just outside Willits,, CAVacation: Part 2: Willits: 02/20/07

Over this 3-day weekend we took our first vacation as a family of four. I've been posting photo montages of each place we stopped on my livejournal site but I plan to post a more in depth description of what we did here, one stop per day.

Just as the sun was setting (although with the thick forest, it was hard to judge whether we were at dusk or just in the shadows of the forest) we pulled into rest stop three miles out of Willits to a well needed stretch of the legs and a bathroom break. Ian and Sean had a chance to run around and look at the creek that runs at the edge of the stop between the parking area and highway 101.

While I took a few photographs and walked Harriet around in the sling, Ian and Sean tried to play some baseball. Sean hasn't had much practice with either hitting or pitching. He missed Ian's pitch and when he tried to throw the ball back to him the ball ended up going astray. It landed outside of the wood fence at the edge of the creek bank. Ian climbed over the fence and carefully reached to grab the ball. After that Ian and Sean decided they should call the game off for a larger park.

As we were at the halfway point in our drive northward, I took over driving for Ian. The weather also turned as we started into the mountains and as the sun set. Things turned first foggy and then drizzly. Fortunately the rain wouldn't arrive in full force until after we were in Eureka and tucked into our hotel beds.

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