Rebecca and Dave were married 14 years ago today. For our anniversary we took a driving tour we had heard was very enjoyable. It’s called the “Hundred-Mile drive”. Starting from Likely we drove east over the Warner mountains, a beautiful drive leading to the very scenic Surprise Valley. Turning north and going through Eagleville and Cedarville. We also took a side trip up to Fort Bidwell, famous stop over for the opening of the west back in the 1860’s. We couldn’t find anything left of the original fort, but instead discovered a sleepy little community caught up in the 1930’s in architecture. It was charming in its unkempt way.
We had wonderful mid afternoon refreshments at the “Surprise! Café’” in Cedarville. This fine establishment is owned by local entrepreneurs Adrien & Josh. In addition to the eclectic setting, design and ambience their food is uniquely fabulous! We don’t know for sure but it’s probably the ONLY place in town with WIFI. Remember, Eclectic . . . For more info go to: www.2mysurprise.com
We left Cedarville driving on hwy 299 going toward Alturas. Our original plan was to drive over “Fandango” pass, but for us the dirt road was too rough and we’d have to slow down to much for the time we had left in our day. Instead we settled for a leisurely drive on hwy 299, headed for our dinner reservation at, “The Brass Rail”.
The Brass Rail is a typical old style Basque restaurant where food is served family style. The food is superb; the prices are reasonable, $19, 20, and 22 for a complete meal. Try it you’ll like it, guaranteed! While we waited for the restaurant to open, we had a discussion about our 14 years together especially the last 4 year and 9 months on the road. We reflected and discussed the joys and surprises of our travels. The only surprise we came up with was the fact that we had NOT seen as much as we’d hoped to have by now. With about one-third of our projected time on the road, we anticipated when we started to be on the road 12 – 15 years, more states need to seen and more of the states visited need to be seen! “We ain’t gonna slow down!!”
So enjoy the pictures of our day out, raise a glass to your own joyful life and give thanks.