Arcata/Eureka Holiday Inn Express
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We are off to an early start today since we have a lots of trees to see. We will be driving through Redwood National Forest and even though the parks are closed, the road through here is a public road so we can still drive through. We also know that some areas will be California state run.
We drive a short ways and reach the …
One of my earliest recollections is seeing a postcard with someone driving a model A through a redwood tree. I always have wanted to see that tree, and I would never have left California without seeing the tree. It's just a thing with me. Well, lookie lookie....Here's Scarlett parked in the tree!!! How cool is that? We started the day with an oil …
... purchased as much international calls to landlines as we want, it has been frustrating not to be able to stay in touch. In Sequoia we saw the biggest tree by volume, here we saw the tallest. 100 meters tall. If you were Usain Bolt how long would it take you to sprint that distance? They actually hide the identity of the tallest as the ...
... growth redwoods. Along the way are also a few old tourist traps. One has to stop at Trees of Mystery to get a photo of the giant Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Some people pay to go inside but just checking out the entrance was enough for us.
We made a quick stop in Arcata to visit the Arcata Pet Store and buy a few things for Tuna and our cat-niece Suzie. I've ordered from them online a few times and it was fun to see the actual store.
... Lots of ferns and other underbrush lined the forest floor. It was almost medieval as if you were walking through a forest hundreds if not thousands of years ago. We saw very few people on the trail further emphasizing the sereneness of this place. Along the hike we climbed into Redwoods that had hollow openings into their trunks and gauged the size of some of the trees based on those that had fallen. The loop down in the old grove was magnificent ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Nice hotel. Big room and bathroom. Very clean. attractive lobby.
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