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... and was totally fitting for Mendocino where even the ancients seemed to be arrayed in layered hippy style rainbow garments.
Tie dying is still de rigeur here.
But Fort Bragg is the entire opposite.
Our pizza last night was as nasty coming out as it went in.
The good thing was that this being America, the fat lady had stopped dancing on our ceiling by 8.30 and the pick-up with the barking dog had been removed.
... case we could just wait. But all of a sudden, there was an exit with a pair of golden arches on the sign, so it was off to McDonald's and there famous $1 coffee. Fully rejuvenated with hot coffee, we stopped at the California Visitors Center and picked up a few brochures and made the final leg of our journey to the hotel. Eureka is a little town, part tourist and part historical, but the old town section does have some good ...
... of McKinleyville seem to really like the Aussie accent. They obviously don't get many of us through here. I had dinner at the very popular Carmela's Mexican Restaurant and it was actually pretty good. I particularly liked the margarita served up in a little terra cotta jar. Tomorrow I'm going to see the world's tallest trees. Although the location of the tallest of them all is actually a ...
... and then to Palmer's Point where we see & hear seals on rocks far below us. Walked around recreated Yurok Indian village which was also in park.
4 PM - stopped at Trinidad, CA. Sun was back & it was 63 degrees. Pretty viewpoint at the end of the main street where a lighthouse replica sits above a cove with many boats bobbing in the ocean. Checked out a few funky shops.
Arrived in Eureka at 4:45 PM - drove through town ...
... cough. Rich still has sinus congestion but we are on the mend. I guess that is what happens when your with toddlers who have cough and boogery noses.
We went to see the movie Unbroken. It was very good. I had already read the book. The movie is well done and deserves to be nominated in the Academy Awards.
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