Archive | August, 2010

H and 13th, Arcata

Arcata and the Soapbox Derby

After our morning in Samoa, we were on our way north again. Next stop: the Arcata Farmer’s market in the Arcata Plaza. Arcata is a university town, home to Humboldt State, the most northern campus of the California State University system.  A cute downtown, a pretty plaza.  Colorful and well populated with vendors and shoppers, […]

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Samoa Cookhouse

Samoa – Breakfast in a Company Town

Our first stop Saturday morning was the Samoa Cookhouse for breakfast.  Located in the former company town of Samoa, the cookhouse is known for its lumberjack size meals and family style seating.  We were not disappointed. Our Saturday morning menu included fresh from the oven biscuits and steaming gravy, thick slices of french toast, savory […]

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Legend of Bigfoot

Road Trip up CA 101 with Bruce and Teresa

So my friend Bruce came by the office one day and asked me if I wanted to drive up to Oregon with him for a couple of days.  I said “why not?” and when my BFF and partner in crime, Teresa, heard about it, she said she wanted in on the action too.  The goal, […]

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Mendocino Morning

A Morning in Mendocino

After our night in Fort Bragg, we headed seven miles south to the small town of Mendocino.  It was 4th of July morning, clear and warm, unusual for this coastal town.  After a hot cup of tea for me and coffee for Teresa at Moody’s, a local cafe, we went to explore.  The whole town […]

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Hidden Pines Campground

A Night in Fort Bragg

Our adventures began when we left Eureka for Fort Bragg.  On the way up north on US CA 101, I had seen a sign pointing out a shortcut to Fort Bragg, so I figured we would take that on our way to the Mendocino Coast.  Plus Teresa had her GPS system, so what really could […]

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Old Town Eureka

Eureka and Arts Alive

“Eureka is an exclamation used as an interjection to celebrate a discovery. It comes from the Ancient Greek Εὕρηκα/Ηὕρηκα – Heurēka/Hēurēka meaning approximately “I have found it”. From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_(word) Well, we found it.  After the Patrick’s Point / Emerald Forest campground / Arcata Marsh escapade, Teresa and I headed down 101 to Eureka on Saturday […]

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Sonoma State Native Plant Butterfly Garden

Sonoma State Native Plant Butterfly Garden

I came across the Sonoma State Native Plant Butterfly Garden one evening by accident.  Being new to Rohnert Park, I was walking along the Copeland Creek nature trail and having a great time exploring without any idea of where I was going and how I was going to get back.  This is an accurate description […]

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