Tag: travel

I Love Air Travel

Where do I begin? Was it the fact that the only flight available left at 6 am from an airport 35 miles away? Was it the maniacs on the road driving 90 miles an hour at 4 in the morning? Or was it the truck drivers who couldn’t stay in their lanes? Maybe it was the 300 year old DC9...

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Sunset at Bandon

Since we had spent so much time hiking along the coast, it was only natural that we developed a craving for seafood. Our evening quest was to find a seafood restaurant that also provided a good sunset view. We found just the spot in Bandon, Oregon. We pulled into Bandon at the perfect sunset photo time. While hunting for the...

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On to the Oregon Coast

After a wonderful breakfast at Hotel Carter (fresh herb frittata, fresh fruit), we continued our journey up the west coast to Floras Lake, Oregon. We checked in to the Floras Lake Guest House, a beautiful property right on Floras Lake which also provided convenient access to the ocean beaches. From here, we were able to travel to a number of...

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Eureka!

We reached our final destination for the day – Eureka – around 6pm and checked into the beautiful, Victorian-styled Hotel Carter. After a quick tour of the hotel, we dropped off our bags, made a dinner reservation for 8:30pm and started a walking tour of Eureka. 20 minutes later, we were back at the hotel – not much to see...

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Whirlwind tour of Mendocino

After our hike, we decided to head into Mendocino for lunch and to check out the shops and galleries that we heard so much about. (Does it sound like I’m setting things up to describe another disappointment?) We did have a nice lunch featuring fresh dungeness crab – after walking around forever looking for a restaurant. Maybe we were looking...

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Fern Canyon Trail

Today’s big adventure was a hike through Fern Canyon, along the Old Logging Road Trail to see the Pygmy Forest. We’ve been told that the Pygmy Forest is quite interesting – a natural growth of miniature, bonsai-like trees. The Fern Canyon trail was very nice – cool, quiet, and green with a small creek running along one side. The same...

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Little River Inn

After smelling the cows – I mean – viewing the historic ranches on the way back to Point Reyes Station, we continued our way up the coast to the Little River Inn located in –  surprisingly – Little River, California. If you ever make your way out to this area, I would highly recommend this inn. The grounds are beautifully...

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Point Reyes

From the Marin side of the bridge, we began the first of a series of slow winding drives back to the coast ending up in Point Reyes around lunch time. Maybe we weren‚Äôt prepared enough for our visit or didn’t give ourselves enough time, but it was a challenge finding a place for lunch. We finally found a funky pseudo-Mexican...

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