Blogs from McKinleyville, California, United States, North America


Started the morning with a walk on the trail again, but this time Hannah joined me. We did a 2 miles jaunt, and then yoga. Refreshed we woke the rest of the family to eat breakfast. Breakfast once again was delicious, especially since it was included in the cost of the room. The day was going to involve some car repairs. Pete generously helped Tim fix our rear brakes, which had been growling at us since Washington. The brake repair was more involved than expected and they did not even give us the right rotar. The brakes took until 3 pm PST most of the day was gone. The plan was for Bri to take the girls to see the city and Pete to take the boys. Bri left with the girls to look for books, ... read more
Elk river
Patrick point
Patrick point

Sadly, our visit with Jim and Bonnie has come to an end. We are looking forward to our next trip back down and their visit up to Alaska! Yesterday we went into Eureka and made a stop at AAA for maps. Makes things easier and more fun when you know which direction to head...or not as the case may be with a 25' RV! Eureka is not a bustling metropolis by any stretch of the imagination. It is a town that is working on revitalization but is not there yet. We did find some BBQ for lunch. I think we will not have BBQ except for when we go back to TX. It was only okay. Then we headed to Arcata plaza. Walked around the plaza and did some window shopping. Arcata is a nice place ... read more
One kitty
Unidentified plant!

Among the wonderful things we have passed on the road one stood out: a lion, tiger and leopard conservation center just north of the CA border. We stopped for gas in Cave Junction, whe I wnet in to get us something to drink Mark was being told by an old hippie that he could get a ticket for pumping his own gas! Mark did not really believe him but then an attendant came out to pump! One can pump diesel, gas into motorcycles, into cans but not into one's own car or truck. Oregon is beautiful! Lots of trees and valleys. We also we through a lot of farmland with cows, horese and sheep! Very pastoral. Crossed the border into CA, true to what we experienced last summer, some of the roads have great simage, and ... read more

Yesterday, we took our time and drove slowly along the 101 stopping in most of the towns, Reedsport, North Bend, Bandon, Coquille and Gold Beach. Our plan was to spend one more night in Oregon in the town of Brookings, which is the last one on the coast before you cross over to California. We spent some time on the beach and strolled down the main street of Bandon, which is called the Old Town. We ended our day at the ocean wharf in Gold Beach eating fresh cod for dinner. Today, we drove the few miles and entered California. Our first adventure was visiting the Jedidiah Smith National Redwood Park. What a place! Travelling through the park is like driving through an obstacle course. The dirt road is narrow, winding and in most places there ... read more
uprooted tree
tree top

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