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Aug 26, 2013 - Eureka, CA

On Sunday, August 25, 2013 we left Gold Beach, Oregon and drove south towards Eureka, California. We passed through undulating pine forests and then hugged the coast. The weather was cool with periodic light rain. We bid Oregon farewell and re-entered The Golden State. It was a bittersweet time as we had such a fun and interesting three weeks in Oregon. Shortly, we were among the giant California redwoods. What a spectacular drive. Some of the specimens are over two thousand years old. We stopped in Orick to check out the local artisans...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Jour 12 - le pays des arbres Redwoods

Aujourd'hui, on a eu une belle journée relax, brouillard et nuage ce matin et soleil en après-midi (typique de ce que l'on a depuis le début du voyage). En quittant le parc Elk Prairies, on a vu 2 troupeaux d' élan d'une quinzaine de bêtes chaque (impressionnant), les Redwoods géants étaient au rendez-vous pour la 1ère heure. On devrait les retrouver demain dans le secteur appelé l'avenue des géants. Le reste de la journée nous a donné quelques belles vues sur la mer, du beau vélo (quoiqu'une partie était sur le bord d'une route importante...

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Jun 4, 2013 - Eureka Elks Lodge

Had a wonderful drive through the Redwood trees, magnificent. We drove around Eureka and ate lunch at the Marina Cafe along he waterfront. We saw the Carson House, most photographed resident on the west coast, it was built by Lumberman William Carson.

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May 19, 2013 - Sonoma to Eureka

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here are some excerpts from the Lonely Planet - USA: Way-fun Sonoma Valley is less commercial than Napa and has about 60 wineries, most just off Hwy 12. Unlike Napa, most Sonoma wineries welcome picnicking Kick-back-casual Sonoma anchors the valley’s southern end. KAPOORS ON THE ROAD After a cold breakfast at our powerless hotel in Benicia, we headed north towards Napa/Sonoma with the intention of driving through both valleys, but somehow when the highway split, we drove westward and missed the signs for Napa altogether....

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Apr 22, 2013 - Eureka CA

Left Fort Bragg and followed route 1 north back to route 101. This is a challenging road in a big RV. Many hairpin turns but I pulled it off without a problem. There are few vehicles traveling on this road which made it a more pleasant drive. Today's destination was Eureka CA. I was not impressed with Eureka.

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Apr 21, 2013 - Finding the Lost Coast

Days 46-48 of The Big Trip With only 70 miles to drive from Garberville to Eureka, we were still in our mode of short travel days. The drive through the redwood forests was absolutely beautiful. I'm beginning to run out of superlative adjectives to describe all of the sights we're seeing. The scents and the sounds of this magnificent forest are just incredible and there is no way I can begin to describe them. As we left our campground, south of Garberville, we drove through the Richmond Grove and those huge trees were right at the side of...

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Nov 3, 2012 - Grants Pass, OR to Eureka, CA

November 3, 2012 No rain but overcast. Is supposed to be sunny in Eureka so Bob optimistically put on his shorts. We have had rain every day since October 14 when we arrived in Victoria, Canada. Just a fact although it has not slowed us down too much. The drive down Hwy 199 into CA was as lovely as we have had for the past 2 weeks. I continue to be amazed at the heavy moss that flows from the trees and covers the limbs. Is even more apparent when there are no leaves on the trees. The giant redwoods are always a treat and we never get tired...

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Oct 3, 2012 - CA Coast to Eureka

We said goodbye to our neighbors Michael & Gail as they were leaving at the same time. Today we headed to Eureka traveling on Hwy 199 out to the coastal Highway 101. It was a mountainous, curvy road with some coastal views. This is Giant Redwood territory and traveling through these giants was awesome. We have vacationed up here with friends before and we enjoyed seeing it again. We passed by Jedediah Smith State Park campground which is nestled in the Redwoods and through Crescent City on the coast. Again we were treated to lovely murals...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Redwoods

(I am behind on this journal and will be adding pictures when I can. We have been really busy.) We arrived in Eureka Friday Sept 21. It was only 335 miles but took over 8 hours. Interstate I5 in northern Calif is all steep grades up and down mountains with lots of construction. We did drive around Mt. Shasta which was very cool. Every mountain around here is an old volcano. The road crossing the mountains going from I5 to the coast was horrible. A two lane road going up and down mountians-over and over again. Lots of really steep grades...

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Aug 12, 2012 - Trinidad, CA

We followed the Illinois River southwest through the mountains to the Redwood coast of CA. We were met with 55 degrees and fog! As we made our way to our little fishing camp the sun broke through and all the campers were outside soaking in the sun. A couple mentioned how unusual it was to see the sun so I told her we brought it straight from GA! There were many fishermen catching their limit in coho salmon for the summer. We have a special reason for wanting to visit this beautiful spot – a niece! Charlie’s sister, Marie, has a daughter...

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Aug 10, 2012 - Ferndale - Eureka

Ferndale and Eureka today – and the Loleta cheese factory (another add-on ). The Ferndale houses and businesses were really very nice and Victorian looking. We poked through the shops and went to the meat market for lunch. One couple left after lunch to do errands – Bob left to gets the tires on the RV rotated and I mooched a ride with the other 2 couples. I’m glad we went to Ferndale and didn’t just depend on Eureka - much better viewing and poking/shopping. In Eureka, though, we did see the William Carson house – built in 1885. I don’t...

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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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