Blue Heron Inn
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I've never been so happy to leave a hotel. This place was a DUMP.
We stopped by Point Reyes national park for some (more) good views, but mostly just enjoyed the scenery along route 1.
The dogs are doing well, as is the camper. We're happy Caspar is getting the help he needs, but sad to see him go.
We found a neat campsite with a beautiful ocean view (Caspar beach rv park), and settled for the night. Campfire w/ BBQ and beer. Life is good.
... multi story Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox out front. It's a tourist attraction that includes a walk through some redwoods and spruce trees of note. In the past decade they've added a gondola ride up the mountain. Yes, it's touristy....but not cheezy like "Legend of Bigfoot" that we saw later in the day. Admission was 15 bucks......so we splurged.
The walk through the woods was actually quite interesting. We saw ...
... a lot of ground and seen SO much!
Our plated breakfast at the hotel was quite tasty---French toast and fruit.
More curvy California roads would take us to the Point Cabrillo ...
... on our walk through the village Nadxli spotted a bird making a very persistent call. It was a California Quail sitting on an antique headboard of a wagon evidently trying to call up a mate. Watched it for a while and marveled at the great collection of driftwood art in the yard.
Boy, did that walk make the boys thirsty! There was a place overlooking the water named "*****" and we decided to check it out. Looked like it really was ...
... Lunch in an old Victorian hotel built in the 1800s (see pictures below). Most homes and buildings in the area we have driven through are wood construction (they call them 'stick' buildings) which make them easy to build (and very cheap). Though they have a disadvantage in that the sound travels very easily in them. You can hear a lot of what is going on in the neighbouring rooms but that's just the nature of the building ...