Albion River Inn
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- Free parking
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... height: 12.688px;">Lois and I worked together for fifteen years on the Special Education Team at a Montessori School in Boulder. We marvel how easy it has been to leave our professions behind, almost like "it never happened."
August 11. Tuesday.
Lois and Barry pack their car to its brim and head off to a silent Buddhist retreat in a tent in the woods. I'm in awe of the depths of concentration it will take.
We left Gold Beach, OR and had to decide where we were going. Our plan was to go to Redding, CA and spend the night and then go over to Reno, NV for a few days and then south to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite.
We had a hard time finding a place to stay in Lake Tahoe and Barb mentioned that she wanted to go to Sea Glass Beach near Fort Bragg, CA. So we hopped on 101 and made our way south until we had to cut over to CA ...
... to give some amazing views. Back at the depot, Dylan was also taken with the miniature scale model of the railway, built by two old geezers over the last twenty years. A real labour of love. Back at Fort Bragg, we continued with the railway theme, having lunch in a diner (very small) with a steam locomotive (very large) parked snugly in the middle of the tables. Understated it was not. After lunch, we headed to Glass Beach, which as the name ...
... wearing guy in a truck driving down the road. And we crossed the main range it opened up to more ranch land and open grazing and we could see the ocean off in the horizon. We saw some waves in the middle of the distant blue appearing then disappearing and confirming with my binocs, yes a couple of whales!..i think. Need to confirm with a super zoom on the pics. We continued on this for a ways then got to the ocean shore ( ref pics) then ...
... not meet or exceed expectations. So, although it’s a major bummer, considering the vast landscape and number of miles and stops of this journey, one bummer isn’t too bad.
So “yea” to Wine Country, the Pacific Coastal Highway and the redwoods; and “nay” to the Glass Beach in Fort Bragg; “that’s all I have to say about that” (Forest Gump). Tomorrow it’s Eugene.