we took a road trip in august from slc to disneyland and then all the way up the coast to seattle to visit friends. it was a cool trip. it was a lot of driving. too much. but we saw some beautiful things, including a grey whale swimming in the klamath river in northern california. we found out later it had been stuck there for over a month. it swam back and forth under the bridge and seemed to like the attention of the crowds of people. it was gorgeous. maybe this is cheesy, but we prayed for the whale that it could find its way back. actually i don't think it's cheesy at all but someone might. i just found out that it died over a week ago. really sad about that. glad we got to see her.