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A nice lazy start to the day. Mel sounds and feels better. The bites are better too but still a torment when they flare up. Still, "better" is gold right now. I am not hungover from last night's mini-binge. A binge that I won't apologize for (and now needn't regret!). We were, in fact, so settled in and comfy that we nearly missed the complimentary …
... slightly inland to the state park called Humboldt and our campsite for the night. This park is full of redwood pine trees, 3/4 of the worlds tallest trees are found here. And man are they huge! We could not see the top of them when we looked up, 2000 years old! We drove into the camp site, as directed by a lovely gentleman who volunteers in the park, and started setting up when we noticed a deer and its three littleys following in toe! ...
... original plan was to stay the night in Eugene, Oregon, after 4.5 hours of driving. But after we crossed the Oregon border, we started playing travel games given to us by Ashley Steel (my best friend from college), and the 4.5 hours to Eugene didn't seem so long. Catherine determined that we'd save at least 1.5 hours in registering, unpacking, repacking at one extra hotel if we forged ahead to Portland, so we decided to soldier on, ...
... and then we got the van going again, and arrived in Wells. It was a small 'hick' town, but we found a garage and Antony talked to the guy there for a while. He was thinking that the problems had something to do with the pressure in the fuel pump, and the heat was causing it to stop all the time. The guy from the garage said it would be best to wait until it cooled down and carry on, and it should work properly. So we sat in an air-conditioned McDonald's for a few hours, until 6.30pm ...
... English. The contrasts are vast—immense wealth and terrible poverty; billionaires and beggars; the Maha Kumbh Mela (a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which approximately 80 million Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river) and mega malls; terrible inequities and Twitter. Contrasts indeed!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility