Abigail's Elegant Victorian Mansion - Historic Lodging Accommodations
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Their main shop was huge and sold everything from fresh fruit and veg. to small coloured tea-pots, wine to magazines and hats. There was a large jelly bean machine, yes, and it was right next to another machine which dispensed every grain or flour known to man. Quinoa to spelt flour in help yourself bins and dispensers.
Along a whole wall there were machines which would squirt out every type of nut, cereal and granola... now that was a good shop ...
... we did see some elk down the road, but on private property and too far away to take pictures and not in the two designated elk viewing areas. So we continued on down the 101 to the National park Visitors Center. No coffee there either, and they only had the same 10 minute film as the previous Visitors Center, but they did have a different passport stamp, so the visit was not a total loss.
It was getting close to the hotel in Eureka, ...
... and a bit of a kitschy rest stop. I liked the tree and the kitsch. And then I took the Avenue of the Giants for a couple of miles. The size of these trees is out of control and driving through a forest full of them is just mind-blowing. My patience for a-holes literally just stopping in the middle of the road to take photos reached its limit at this point and I sped off back to the 101. ...
My neck got stiff from continually looking UP at these Redwoods! :)
Drove to Patrick's Point State Park ($8/car) which is on the ocean. Walked out to Wedding Rock which has walkways & stone walls on top of rock with most impressive views.
There were no picnic tables at this area & no grassy spot & since it was 2 pm, we ate lunch in the car looking out at Wedding Rock.
Walked out to ...
... was celebrating Viviana's 5th birthday. Her party theme was "Fairies & Wizards" in a dance studio venue that was decorated in Fairy Land in every sense of the word. Boys and girls had the chance to be in various fairy and wizard costumes along with wands, swords, etc. Every boy and girl had so much fun.
In between all this Rich & I caught very bad colds. I am pretty sure I have bronchitis which is better but I have ...