Vacation Album: (More Beer, More Trees)

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Pretty little Victorian town: Ferndale. We found many shops closed on a Sunday, but still enjoyed walking around.

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Every town should have clean, centrally located restrooms like these.

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The cemetery is on a hillside overlooking town.

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Onwards to Eureka and more closed shops in Old Town.  We went into a  Los Bagels shop and they had this great piece: Frieda with Glitter by Michelle Graham de Martinez. (Thought of you, Vic).

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More Victorians, including the Carson Mansion (hi, Carson!).

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Across the street, the “Pink Lady” was built for William Carson’s son as a wedding gift.

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Dinner and of course more beer at the Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka.

Rem’s birthday started grey and turned rainy. After the dry weather in Marin, it was nice to see so much green everywhere and Rem didn’t mind the wet weather on his special day.

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We drove north into Redwood National Park and took a little walk in the woods.

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Heading south again, we took a quick detour when we spotted elk in a campground.

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We found Luke’s Joint, a little lunch place in the Arcata Plaza, because the next brewery, Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, doesn’t sell any food beyond potato chips.

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After careful research (and don’t be fooled by the photos, he tried more than four beers here), he decided the Pine & Pineapple Pale Ale and Irish Dry Stout were his favorites.

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The brow a LOT of different beers here and were happy to give Rem small samples so he could try more varieties.

We didn’t want to miss one of McKinleyville’s top things-to-see:

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It is located, rather unexpectedly, behind a Safeway store.  Once, years ago, I took a stroll through what was supposed to be a totem pole park and somehow missed seeing the totem poles!  It was in Alaska and I guess we (hi, Lis), took a wrong turn.  So it was nice to see the World’s Largest Totem Pole, even if it was in a Safeway parking lot.

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Birthday dinner was at the Six Rivers Brewery, which along with Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka, is female-owned.

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We shared a very good “Sweet Heat” pizza: habañero hot pepper jelly, caramelized onions, bacon, mozzarella and goat cheese and a sprinkling of green onions.  Rem gave high ratings to the Raspberry Lambic-Style Ale and the Anniversary Blarney Stout.

A brownie-sundae finished the evening and Rem’s birthday month was off to a great start!

Thanks for your visit.

 

 

 

 

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One response to “Vacation Album: (More Beer, More Trees)

  1. looks like a definitely good start…what else is planned??? Happy Birthday Rem!

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