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Trip Start Jul 04, 2014
21Trip End Aug 04, 2014
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We were quickly into Wine Country and the scenery changed from the more common rural landscape of farm to farm over long expanses to vineyard to vineyard, over short expanses. We made a bathroom stop in a very small town. It was odd to be so close to the metropolis of San Francisco to such a quaint, small country town setting in a one-bathroom-break slice of time.
Our next stop was Hendy State Park for a lunch break. Because we were interested in making miles, we didn’t do much Redwood hiking or viewing but it was a quick lunch stop right off the coastal highway
From there we tried to make some tracks and made it to Fort Bragg. We got a motel room – a big suite – a treat to have extra space and then got back into the car to see the Glass Beach before sunset. We arrived and Paula and Isabelle hurried off the scout out the location before Matt and I made the walk from the big parking lot far from the glass. As it turned out, Paula and Izze returned to the car with thumbs down. They said there wasn’t much glass there and that it wasn’t worth the trouble of Matt walking out there.
Although there are lots of positive Yelp comments and I can’t give a firsthand commentary, this is the only spot that did 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.