Hampton Inn and Suites Arcata
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Travel Blogs from Arcata
... were supposed to stay in the night before had an opening for us when we arrived. Anyway, all that is to say that we in turn got a late start today since we slept in a bit.
The drive today was about 400 miles, which we knew going into it. What I didn't know was that from Redding to Arcata it's all twisty mountain roads. About 100 miles of it! For the vast majority of that there were no services along the way and since we didn't get to ...
... crossed over a little tiny log bridge which I managed to fall off twice into the river ( only my shoe) I was still laughing from my funny thoughts of taking pictures of trees. The water was crystal clear in the Smith River as we crossed over the Summer Footbridge. Went for a nice relaxing soak in the hot tub and swim in the pool back at the ...
... chèvre from the local goat farm & bread from the local cafe. After some more long chats (each one more enriching than the last) & a game of memory with Fiona, we walked to town for sushi dinner! Chelsea & Caitlin's mom joined us. Everything was fantastic & included sake & seaweed salad (which I'd never had before.)
Winslow & I had another evening of late night talks (in between which was some story-reading with Fiona) & he shared a glass ...
... and one-lane traffic most of the way. Not the brightest idea I had, but we made it and the car is filthy dirty.
Further down the coast we saw some elk at Elk Meadows, couldn't get a picture as there was no place to pull-off where we saw them....disappointed I didn't get pictures.
Over the summer, while we were in NYC's Times Square, we were interviewed by Redbook magazine. They asked us what Steve and I wanted for Christmas? It's summer but ok, hmmm? I said I'd probably want a bubble bath and some crisp sheets. Steve was thinking about caving in and buying an iPad. Then while we were in Yellowstone, a woman called from the magazine, wanting us to confirm their quote, which would be published in the December ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking