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Aug 9, 2012 - Travel Day - Avenue of Giants

Traveling day again but only going about 100 miles. We’re seeing great stuff but not getting very far south into California yet. In fact, on Saturday we are going a little north again and east. I’d say we were behind schedule if we really had one. Bob is feeling really well and loving everything we are seeing – in fact, at one time he had wanted to go full time RVing so he’s taking full advantage of this. We went to Eureka – it is advertised as having a quaint Victorian section and we wanted to do the Avenue of the Giants which is so well...

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Aug 4, 2012 - Eureka!

How fitting it is that every journey begins with just a single step. It is ironic the last leg of my original plans should begin with a tree full of shoes. That’s what I said. Shoes. Highway 36 begins off of I-5 in Tehama County and ends near my original destination point of Eureka. As I began traveling down 36-- penned as one of California’s greatest motorcycling venues, I happened upon a tree full of shoes dangling above the roadway like carefully placed ornaments on the family Christmas tree. Best as I can ascertain, the custom began...

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Jun 30, 2012 - Myers Flat to Eureka

We had a short drive today from Myers Flat to Eureka (47 miles). We are 1154 miles into our Journey since we left Arizona on April 1st. It is time again to stock up at Costco and have a few things on Serenity checked out. We also need to take the truck in for its semi-annual detailing. Vehicles seem to drive better when they are clean! :-) Here are some picture of our temporary home at the Elks Lodge. Mike and Nancy

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Travels In Serenity

Oct 2, 2011 - Sunday, Eureka, CA (83 miles) - Eureka KOA

After arriving in Eureka we took a drive into town and a trip to Safeway. The town has many lovely Victorian homes. Early settlers immediately realized how valuable the redwood trees were and many got rich from the logging industry. William Carson’s very impressive-looking home, built in 1885, is now a private club.

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Sep 17, 2011 - Eureka,CA

Hi all, I hope you can download the pictures. Unfortunately they don't do justice to the actual itms. The Redwoods were awesome. I did visit LadyBird Johson's grove. Very quiet, peaceful and beautiful. The lighthouse is in Trinidad. I spent the night in Eureka, CA. Tomorrow I may visit the coast or go straight through to San Francisco. Love to all, M A ...

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CrossCountry2011

Jul 28, 2011 - Redcrest and Eureka

Redcrest - Avenue of the Giants (July 14-16) The Redwood trees along this stretch of California highway are magnificent. We had driven through here many years ago by car, but to camp here and spend time hiking among these huge trees is almost a spiritual experience. Hard to put into words, and the pictures hardly show just how awesome this place is. One evening we had just settled in, pulled the shades and were about to start a movie when someone knocked on the door of the RV. It was our friends, Bob and Mary Jewell Adkins from Benton....

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TurneyTravels 2011

Jul 16, 2011 - A Whale of a Time in the Redwoods...

July 14 - 15. WOW and WOW and WOW and WOW. Who would have thought we would find whales in the redwood forests??? Firstly, how to describe walking through forest groves containing 2000 year old trees, standing 350 feet tall? The name of one of the roads is called Avenue of the Giants, and that they are. And it's amazing to see life existing after forest fires and new life growing from fallen trees. We had a wonderful time being surrounded by these mighty trees, feeling the energy and getting a good perspective of life. The awesone beauty...

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Team GO

May 28, 2011 - Kinetic Sculpture Grand Championship

Thunderstorms delayed the Jacksonville departure of Susan's flight from Jacksonville enough that she would miss the connection to Eureka/Acarta so she spent the night by the gate in San Francisco airport. I dry camped in the long term parking lot and was there to meet her when she arrived Saturday at 8:30 AM. After some hugs and kisses we hurried to downtown Acarta where we were lucky enough to find a great parking space just a block from the plaza. By 9 the sculptures were lining up on the street with a hill for their e brake test. Then...

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THERE WE ARE

May 27, 2011 - Eureka/Arcata

Friday - our mail comes in today (fingers crossed) and Susan flight lands at 10 PM so today will be a laundry and clean up day. We'll stay in the long term parking lot tonight and tomorrow after the start of the Kinetic Sculpture Race we'll be on the move again to Brookings, Oregon. So what did I do for the last three days? Mostly explore the coastal towns from Eureka up to the little fishing village of Trinidad. Eureka is the largest City with approximately 45K residents in the urban area. This, like FB. was a Victorian seaport town. Back...

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May 23, 2011 - On The Road

On Friday we picked our mail in Mendocino, picked up Mimi in Ft Bragg and headed north on Hwy 1 which at this point became real squiggly and up and down moving away from the coast and connecting with 101. We stopped at a large older park which only had a few permanents and a couple of transients. It's right below Garberville and the park host suggested that we have breakfast tomorrow at the Eel River Cafe. When I mention the name of a restaurant it's a place that if you are ever here, ugottago. It was great! Now, most of you should know...

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May 8, 2011 - Brookings, OR

We kind of regretted not staying for the finish of the race but we also anxious to get up the coast. Since we started in the afternoon we decided to enjoy the rest of the CA coast and stop in the first town in Oregon. We made a reservation at thee Driftwood RV Park which turned out to be quite nice. The part was right across the street from the harbor and a restaurant where we ate wonderful halibut fish and chips for dinner. Sunday there was a craft/farmer's market on the waterfront of the port and a really nice car show in the parking lot....

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THERE WE ARE

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