Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Eureka to Crescent City

Here's some pictures from yesterday's road trip:

We started by checking out the river portion of the Kinetic Race in Eureka. The race is an interesting event where contestants have to build vehicles that can go on land, water and sand and are propelled through pedal power. Needless to say, this science experiment gone mad results in teams decorating their machines in the oddest way - but it's all a lot of fun. Check it out here.

The whole town of Eureka seems to have come out for the event. In this picture, you can see Jaki and Linda watching the race. You can also see that they are the only people wearing shorts and t-shirts, as the entire town recognized how cold it was outside and dressed as if they were expecting a late snowfall on Memorial Day weekend.

(You can also see a very stylishly dressed citizen in the picture with me. I don't know how he knew I would be there, but it was very nice of him to wear a Bubba shirt.)

Later in the day we stopped to have a look at Trinidad Bay. It was drop-dead gorgeous, and LK and I celebrated by having a hug. Frankly, I think LK also appreciated that it helped warm her up in the winds high above the bay.

A little further up the road we ended up at a tourist attraction known as The Trees of Mystery. LK has a vague recollection of having visited as a child, but not much memory of the details. Certainly not enough to explain what the mystery of the trees is all about. Of course, she's most likely recalling seeing the big Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues in front of the gift shop.

LK wanted to take my picture at the statue. I am not quite sure why she had me stand where she chose, but there it is. Anyhow, we are in Crescent City this morning, heading to Gold Beach Oregon as we bid California good-bye for this trip.

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