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Jun 19, 2014 - Eureka and Samoa

Our next stop is Trinidad, CA but the campground there is not available until tomorrow. So we are spending two nights at the Redwood Acres Fairground Campground in Eureka. It is mostly a parking lot but does have full hookups. Today we went looking for dinner and wound up in Samoa. Samoa was once the home of a lumber camp and still shows vestiges of that history. We found the Samoa Cookhouse for dinner. The Cookhouse plays on the tradition of the lumber camp serving a predetermined dinner at long tables family style. Tonight they featured...

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Jun 18, 2014 - On to the Redwoods

Well today was moving day and we had to come down from the mountain, Cindy drove the car and took some pictures so I will post them. The interesting thing was that we thought once we got down the mountain we would have smooth sailing today, but we fought traffic on I 5, then we had to deal with more mountains as we went west to the coast line, and once we got there US 101 was nothing but up and down and every once in a while it would narrow down to a two lane road that was fairly narrow. Sometimes it would be a four lane expressway. But...

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May 26, 2014 - Lake Tahoe and beyond.

Kenny and I spent a couple of days at Lake Tahoe. We would have spent more time there but the Memorial Day crowds had all the campgrounds filled up so we headed for Sacramento. One night there (one is enough) and we were off to Santa Rosa for a few days. Kenny took the Airport Express bus to San Francisco for his flight to the Philippines. Mark showed up the day before that and traveled with me as far as Eureka where he departed for home. He and I spent a couple of days at Lake Mendocino with a side trip thru the redwoods and back along the...

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Newt's Journal

May 8, 2014 - Eureka

Today we headed to Eureka along Hwy 101 through the mountains and the Redwoods. We stopped in the city of Willits for fuel at the Safeway Market. We had hoped to get out of California before fueling up, thinking that Oregon's diesel would be cheaper. Oh well. Highway 101 is The Redwood Highway, and can be narrow and winding in places. But it was beautiful. As we neared Eureka it started to Heavy Mist on arrival,

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Apr 24, 2014 - Searching for Bigfoot

I remember listening to my father and brothers talking about the Abominable Snowman, Yeti, Sasquatch or BigFoot. Dad had read a book by Ivan T. Sanderson, The Abominable Snowman and related many fascinating stories. I read the same book as a teen and have been interested in cryptid zoology ever since. Now we have come to see "The Redwoods." More than 50 years ago, two men from Willow Creek, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin, shot the famous home movie that depicts, depending on your point of view, either Bigfoot or a person in a cheesy...

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Gulliver's Travels

Mar 9, 2014 - Earthquake Greets Us in Eureka, CA

We arrived in Eureka in a pouring rain, but managed to set up our RV before dinner. We settled in to a Blu-Ray movie when, about 10 PM Shirley (our coach) started rolling back and forth for 30 seconds or so. Since we didn't have a load of wash going we decided to be concerned. Not that we could do much about it or even had any idea how we should respond, we decided to research earthquakes on the Internet and discovered we were in one! No damage or injuries were reported......a few of our cleaning products tipped over from their shelves....

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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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