Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Eureka, California that is. We're almost there for our night's stay. We'll do a tour of the Victorian era homes in the morning. Right now it's nachos at the brew pub in Arcata. Me with an Imperial Golden Ale brewed in Redwood Curtain and Rob with a Kona Moon Porter from Six River. We've been traveling the Redwood Highway the last two days. Two 1000 foot ascents yesterday then a breezy downhill past some tall trees to our Elk Prairie campsite. And elk there were.

Our last two days in Oregon were stunning. The weather has been sunny and warm. I'm having serious concerns over my panda eyes sunglass tan. As the miles fly by I'm contemplating the tradeoff between panda eyes and crow's feet (from squinting in the sun), zinc sunscreen versus total face coverage via bandana. Whaddya think ladies?

But yes, Oregon - fantastic. Harris Beach, our last night's stay we were privy to dinner atop a sea stack, sun setting over the many sea stacks of the day cycled by. Other highlights were the stretch of highway leaving Newport, catching an open mic with a 12 year old supastar in Coos Bay, my first ever experience of sand dunes (that I can remember, Mom?), lunch in Pacific City, Cannon Beach and Seaside.

Looks like the weather is turning for the worse and our next big city is San Fran! (Still a few days off, camping and coast lands in between.)

Humboldt Brews, Arcata, CA

Lovebugs in bike shorts, Southern Oregon Coast, south of Rogue River

Hello California!

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