Driving all around northern California

Not too much excitement for today. I continued down 101 to Eureka where I stop to photograph the Carson Mansion. Apparently it the second most photographed house in the country; second only to the White House.

Heading down 101 I took the scenic route through the Avenue of the Giants. It was about 30 miles of road paralleling 101 threw the redwoods. I was a nice drive and I was in no hurry. There were a couple of tiny towns along the way. I stopped in one for lunch and ate at the Eternal Tree House Café. Tiny little place, but great food.

Once I was back on 101 I continued south for a bit the veered off onto highway 1. This was a really scenic route. I took a long time but it was well worth it. All kinds of hair pin turns through the redwoods, then a bunch more along the coast. Shortly after reaching Fort Bragg, I never actually saw the fort, I headed back towards 101 on highway 128. I worked my way back through the redwoods and eventually into wine country. I probably passed at least 30 wineries before getting to Cloverdale.

I stayed at a KOA outside Cloverdale. It was a pretty nice place up on a hill overlooking the valley. This was an upgrade from the last places I stayed. They had a pool and a hot tub; top notch.

Driving all around northern California
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