Holiday Inn Express Fort Bragg
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Although we had not booked accommodation for this section of the trip, we did have a plan. Looking back, we were about 3 hours south of where we wanted to be. Then again, we knew we had to be in Portland by a certain day, and to save time, we could always go inland onto the bigger highways or the interstate, so we weren't too worried.
... out of a large shell and given my Denverite lack of sea knowledge asked what he was doing. He told me all about Abalone, what he was cutting, and how to catch and prepare them. He was even nice enough to give the shell to Stebbs. From there we explored the town of Mendocino, which is filled with old Victorian style sea side houses one of which we were lucky enough to tour. It was quite cold and rainy so we perused the bookstore and ...
... but it was a quick lunch stop right off the coastal highway. Our next stop was at the Chandelier Tree, neither the tallest or the “biggest” tree alive on the planet but it’s right up there as a close silver or bronze. This redwood is on private property but it’s 250’ tall and 21’ wide with a hole in the middle that cars can fit through. As we paid our five bucks to get in the lady explained that ...
... rocks. Having been out since the tide went down, most were very dry and a fluffy blindfish color. I feel the need to write that we saw no whales while standing there. The sun was low but I was feeling good. We drove south where the huge narrow gauge railroad bridge stood over the beach and found a huge sandy beach surrounded by cliffs, but no glass. This is supposed to be a beach full of garbage glass shards rounded out into pebbles by the ocean waves. It seems residents ...
... how kind she was and how lucky we were.
Tuesday we drove home along route 1 so we could see all the wonderful coastline of the north. It was a lovely end to the trip and got us back in time for our last dinner with Tricia and Bennett.
Today we have been packing up ready to fly, so by tomorrow night we will be on a dairy farm on Vancouver Island. We have thoroughly enjoyed California and definitely want to come back someday. Let the next stage of the adventure begin!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking