Saturday, December 16, 2023

Ferndale (CA)

We left Sue-meg State Park (formerly Patrick's Point State Park) on 22 Sep 2019, once again heading south on U.S. Route 101. Margaret wanted to get a coat for Peaches so we stopped at the Petco in Eureka, where she found one that would help prevent Peaches from turning into a 'pupsicle' in the cooling weather.

During our entire trip I asked to stop at only two specific locations. The first was First Beach in La Push, WA, and the second request had us only slightly diverting from our route to the small city of Ferndale in Humboldt County

I was "introduced" to Ferndale because of its frequent appearance in my QuakeFeed earthquake app notifications. From the Ferndale Wikipedia Page: "Ferndale's location near the Mendocino Triple Junction, a subduction fault associated with the offshore interaction of the Pacific, North American, and Gorda techtonic plates, makes it extremely susceptible to earthquakes." Once I saw how adorable this historical city was I wanted to visit. 

It was extremely gray and overcast, but the high that day was a pleasant 63° F. We parked on Main Street and set about walking up and down checking out the businesses there and on Berding Street. We bought some baked goodies for us at Eirlie's Bakery and Margaret bought Peaches some gourmet treats from Main Street Barkery & Bath (isn't that an adorable name?). 

Ferndale Community Church. Photo by Virginia.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Coastal Drive Loop & Sue-meg State Park (Formerly Patrick's Point State Park)

After leaving Mill Creek Campground on 20 Sep 2019, we got back on Highway 101 South; and as we neared Klamath (CA), I noticed a sign for a scenic drive. The Coastal Drive Loop is a narrow, one-way, partially paved 9-mile scenic loop accessed from 101 via Klamath Beach Road. It was such a visually stunning diversion from the highway and very much worth the added miles to our next destination.

Wilson Creek Beach, Klamath, CA. Photo by Virginia.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Mill Creek Campground (CA)

The date was 18 Sep 2019; and after our brief visit at Crissey Field State Recreation Site & Welcome Center, we were back on Highway 101 headed south. In short order, and after 61 days in Oregon and Washington, we crossed back into our home state of California. And with that, we finally had our T-Mobile service back!

Welcome to California sign. Photo by Virginia.