La Petite Maison
Travel Blogs from Mendocino
We left Vacaville and headed north through the farmlands. We then turned left into the mountains. What a beautiful trip to Willits. The KOA here, is geared for kids and has everything from a petting zoo to a splash park including a least a million kids. We were assigned the site beside the splash park and next to the Skunk Train tracks. The ...
Hi folks back again, having spent a couple of interesting days in Arcata part of the Humbolt county of Northern California.
We sae Coastal redwood trees on the way doiwn. Our host took us to a few interesting spots including Sequoia mini zoo where I saw pink flamingoes and a re panda fro the first time.
She also took us to a natural history museum where there wss an Indian display of basket weaving which I found interesting.
That evening ...
Today our big road trip continued at midday, driving along the coastal highway 1 from Sunnyvale to Mendocino. It was a winding road, passing beach after beach. Some of these were little sandy coves hidden from the main road. Due to time, choices had to be made. We decided on Grey Whale Cove State Beach. Although no whales were sighted, it was a lovely place to stop and eat Lunch sat on the beautiful golden sandy beach. We watched the waves crash against the shore. Some surfers ...
... text to Jerry and Naxdli letting them know where we were.
Best laid plans go awry: Somehow, they took wrong turn, ended up in Sonoma country where there just happens to be a Russian Gulch beach with NO camping. The infomation they were given caused them to head on down south so needless to say we did not connect as we were supposed to.
We had a nice dinner, got ourselves set up and had a glass of wine before bed.
... were so many.
Avenue of the Giants - a beautiful drive of 31 miles through some huge coastal redwoods.
Mendocino - better known for being Cabot Cove in the television series "Murder She Wrote". A very pretty town but also very windy.
We have noticed it getting much busier as we come further south, partly because it is holiday season now & we are also in more populated areas.