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Mar 31, 2018 - California Highways

We set out this morning in need of a Diesel station to fill the tank and decided the likeliest direction was inland to Highway 101. We did find fuel for the RV eventually, but spent well over an hour and a half twisting and turning on Highway 1 to get there. Apparently the road was very nearly washed out in several places and was under repair which meant sections of one-lane road. Sam drove (Thank you, Sam!) and Barbara held on for dear life in the passenger’s seat. The view of the sea several hundred or more feet below us was awesome when...

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Sep 30, 2017 - Travel to Fort Bragg to Visit the Glass Beach

September 30 – Travel to Fort Bragg to Visit the Glass Beach We drove west over the Coastal Range on a windy two-lane road to Fort Bragg, a coastal town and old military site. Heather Peterson suggested that we visit Glass Beach in Fort Bragg and our change in itinerary gave us the opportunity to do so. The beach is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town. In addition to sea glass, there was steel cable, part of a 4-cylinder engine casting and a large turf...

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Sep 29, 2017 - Travel from Redwood Parks to Willits, CA

September 29 – Travel from Redwood Parks to Willits, CA I enjoyed driving Rt. 101 which was a 4-lane most of the way along rivers and 2-lane through big Redwood trees. Kathleen took advantage of the KOA’s laundromat and we caught upon the news and journal entries.

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May 6, 2017 - Pomo campground Fort Bragg,California

Hey ya'll Were here in Fort Bragg,California The drive in from frisco was short like 4 hrs,but had to deal with San fran narrow streets,then nice cruise thru wine country Were not wine drinkers but if we were I can see spending days at all the wine tastings.then it was an hour of steep climbs and descents to the coast,wasnt fun.The weather has been dry but very cold and windy and by windy i mean like 30 mph gusts on the coast but very pretty with the waves crashing. Weve been twice so far to glass beach and have collected some keep sakes...

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Apr 21, 2017 - Pacific Coast Drive

We are still waiting for the rock slide to be cleared, we are making the best of it by exploring the area. We drove through the beautiful redwoods on Highway 20 over to Fort Bragg and all the way down to the tiny town of Elk, California. We have visited part of this area before, we made a quickie drive through beautiful Mendocino where “Murder She Wrote” was filmed. It is worth a visit by itself if you have not visited the area before. It has some of the most beautiful homes and flowers surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, it is breathtakingly...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Another Lighthouse, Redwoods & the Trees of Mystery

This morning we took a stroll down the path from our hotel to the beach before starting out on our ride for the day to California. It was a foggy morning as we drove along the ocean highway stopping and taking in some amazing views of the ocean and protruding rocks along the shore. We stopped to visit Battery Point Lighthouse, a working lighthouse in Crescent City California. It was built in 1856. We started down the trail to the road to the lighthouse but found it was under water. The sign said they are open 10 a.m. to 4 pm daily, but at...

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Jun 12, 2014 - The PCH

During our first year of full-timing we drove our motorhome up the Pacific Coast Highway. That was a mistake that we will not repeat. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t love the scenery along route 1. Leggett is where route 1 terminates into the 101. Today the three of us took the Honda south on route 1 from Leggett to Fort Bragg. The first fifteen miles of the drive wound through the woods with plenty of 15 and 20 mph curves. Just when we were beginning to wonder if the trip was going to be worth it we emerged onto the Pacific coast and...

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Jul 20, 2013 - Jour 15 - retour vers la cote

Une autre super journée sous le soleil, d'abord à l'intérieur des terres avec la chaleur et la plus grosse cote du voyage et la plus grosse à vie pour Mik (on a grimpé pendant 45 minutes sur 3.5 milles. On a eu droit à une autre bonne cote qui nous a mener à la cote et 15 degrés F en moins mais des paysages sublimes a répétition sur la shoreline highway, petite route qui longeaient la mer (ici encore, 1 photo aux 5 minutes auraient été possible. Ce soir, on campe à quelques milles de Fort Bragg avec nos joyeux lurons. Dave nous quitte...

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Jun 3, 2013 - Siskyone Wilderness and Northern California Coast

Drove north on CA 1 to see why it was not recommended for RVs and to find The Lost Coast. If Rt. 20 was twisty/turny, CA 1 was worse only because the road was very narrow and snaked its way around the coastal headlands before heading inland to meet with US 101. We stopped at one point so I could decide whether or not to vomit! Didn’t but….you get the picure. Still, what a “wow” drive! Miles of gorgeous coastline with no towns in sight, in and out of the tsunami zones as we went up and down in elevation. The roadsides were covered with all...

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Jun 2, 2013 - Mendocino, Pacific Kayaking

On Saturday, I got up early and went to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens by myself while Bob got some chores done. The Gardens are amazing! When I got there, a bird walk was just beginning so I joined it. The guide, Dave, was so knowledgeable and in the space of only a few minutes we say Anna’s and Allen’s hummingbirds flying to and fro. Dave showed us the empty hummingbird nest and shared a lot of interesting information but, I left the tour to do my own thing because I knew that Bob would be antsy to get going on other adventures. So, in...

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Apr 22, 2013 - Headed North

Today we left Arroyo Grande headed north on our BIG ADVENTURE. Our drive took us thru the Salinas Valley past vineyards, fields of lettuce & other crops. Then thru the Silicon Valley - full of high tech companies. We passed a huge complex that had a sign "TESLA." We didn't recognize the name so looked it up on the ipad & found that they build electric cars & electric car components. Interesting! Driving thru the big cities on the freeway isn't our favorite thing but we made it thru Oakland, across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, thru Marin...

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Apr 21, 2013 - Avenue of the Giants

Drove north in my car to see the Avenue of the Giants. This is a road through huge redwood trees and goes for 32 miles. Along the way I visited one of the famous redwoods that you can drive your car through. The tree is still alive and hundreds of feet tall. Visit My Avenue of the Giants Images Photo Album

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