Drive to Napa, CA

Salli and I left on our Napa Valley road trip Saturday, January 3rd. We travelled down I5 to Portland, Oregon where we stopped at Costco to get a new camera. I got a Nikon D90 DSLR camera. The camera is amazing. I still need to learn more about photography but I’m learning.

We pulled out of Portland and made our way toward Highway 101. It turns out that in order to get to highway 101 from Portland you need to use highway 6 which goes over a very small pass. This pass would normally be fine except for the snow that Washington and Oregon has been getting. Overall the pass wasn’t bad. The snow and ice on the road that we did encounter was heavily sanded. Our little Porsche carried us over the pass and we arrived safely in Tillamook for our first real stop.

The Tillamook cheese factory was cool we watched manufacturing and the packaging process. Unfortunately we couldn’t buy any cheese without it spoiling. We did however get some delicious chocolate peanut butter ice cream and a refrigerator magnet before jumping back in the Cayman to finish our day’s journey. The coastal views are breathtaking along highway 101. The Cayman was a blast to drive on winding roads. We spent the night in Coos Bay, Oregon and began our trip early the next morning so we could make it to Napa, California the next day.

The drive from Coos Bay to Napa was great we cruised through Oregon. We had to stop to take pictures with a huge wooden Paul Bunyan and Big Blue in the redwoods. After several hours of passing slow drivers and driving toward what seemed like no where we arrived at Napa in the dark. Our room at the Napa Marriott is great we have a king bed and a flat screen TV.

I began programming in C++ when I was in college. Odd for a business major, but hey I am a Dork. After college I got a job as System Administrator. As a System Administrator I was in charge of web administration. My journey as a PHP web developer had begun. Since that time I have gained an in depth knowledge of CSS, Javascript, XML and MySQL. With changes and advances to technology I have also began learning AJAX. I started Blue Fire Development to do freelance work in my spare time.

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