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Saturday, December 26, 2015

POST 1504; BANDON, OREGON; 12-25-2015


Today, we left California ... and reached the city of BANDON, Oregon.

$$ have become of short supply.  In Banden, we found - on Christmas Day - no place to create our Blog Update.  We stopped at the SHOOTING STAR MOTEL which rescued SAM AND ME some three years ago, when we faced a similar problem.  Again, we were gifted a room for the night, so I received our first MOTEL of this Winter Journey.  Thank You - again.




Closed for CHRISTMAS DAY, did stop for photos of the beauty and information of the TREES OF MYSTERY.

The lower mountain Side behind the entry Gift Shop is a artistically created series of trails featuring Giant REDWOOD TREES exhibited to represent well known themes.




City of RIO DELL at the AVENUE OF THE GIANTS ... a 30 mile long roadway through a number of REDWOOD TREE Groves, small villages, and interesting Gift Shops and Camping Grounds.

Details of the AVENUE OF THE GIANTS are found in earlier visits posted in our Blog.



Bridge at RIO DELL.




City of FORTUNA, California.  Good food and shopping some 5 miles from RIO DELL.




City of FORTUNA with distant FOG BANK.




FORTUNA Window Display.




Near FORTUNA is this Bedroom Community, LOLETA, California.







BARN near LOLETA Village.




Back on US HIGHWAY 101.

California Route 1 is no longer existing in this region.

US 101 is now our PACIFIC OCEAN roadway.










City of ARCATA, California.

We are very close to the City of EUREKA ... and some 100 miles from the OREGON Border.



ARCATA LIGHTHOUSE.









PACIFIC OCEAN Beach at ARCATA.




REDWOOD GROVE at US Highway 101 Rest Stop.








WOOD CARVING roadside business at the town of ORINDA, California.









WOOD CARVING ... BALD EAGLE - dinner is fresh SALMON from the local river.

An exceptional ART PIECE !




THE PALM Restaurant.

I have dined at the PALM during two previous walks down the PACIFIC OCEAN Coast from CANADA to SAN FRANCISCO BAY.

On one trip, met my bearded Russian friend from the VOLGA RIVER, RUSSIA as he peddled his bicycle around the World ... now on his 19th year.   Should I realize my LISBON, Portugal to BEIJING, CHINA saga, I have an invitation to sojourn on the banks of the VOLGA River.




Please say HELLO to ROBERT; Chef ROBERT created his "surprise" breakfast for me.




Yes, we have encountered a bit of snow.




TREES OF MYSTERY - PAUL BUNYAN and BABE, his BLUE OX.




KISSING ROCK.





OREGON's ROUGE RIVER BRIDGE.


* * * * * * * * * *

The final hour, we searched for a place to stop for the night.

CHRISTMAS DAY does not offer much from which to choose .. it is CHRISTMAS DAY for others, too.

SHOOTING STAR MOTEL finally found us as it became dark.

Fortunate for us, a real bed with hot water shower.

 HAPPY, PROSPEROUS and PEACEFUL YEAR:   2016.







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