Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day Three

Day Three aka last day of road trip. It was pouring wet when we left the hotel. We were in no hurry to go home just yet. We have a few other stops to take before hitting the road heading home.

I've been thinking about seeing the thriving mural scene in Eureka. They actually have a map of the murals, but it was raining and so we just drove around to see them and shoot at a few of them.

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Then we took Highway 101 south bound for San Francisco, although we have two more stops along the way. The first one is the Victorian town of Ferndale. Funny, but this is supposed to be where I'd indulge in Victorian architecture. I didn't realize that Eureka itself has enough Victorian houses to satisfy me. Anyway, we still allotted time for a stop here. I was very curious.

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More pretty houses.

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Ferndale's Main street has well preserved Victorian-era buildings. It's like being transported to the old days, if you ignore the cars.

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And here's this pretty little house that is getting a fresh coat of paint.
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Next door neighbor to Ferndale is the small town of Loleta, home to Loleta Cheese Factory. This is the last stop on this road trip.

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We sampled many cheese, bought two kinds, and enjoyed the beautiful courtyard garden they have in the back.

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The road back to San Francisco is scenic.

What was supposed to be a road trip focusing on redwood trees and nature walks turned into a trip ogling Victorian houses. How did that happen? I didn't see that coming, but I was happy with how it turned out. In fact, this was an eye-opener for me. Eureka and Humboldt County can give San Francisco a run for its money when it comes to pretty little old Victorian houses.

*****This blog is taking a short break. I'm running out of material for this blog and it's high time to remedy that situation and at the same time visit with family and friends. I'm also excited to have my first meet-up with a fellow blogger that I only meet thru blogging. See you all in a month. *****

7 comments:

  1. the man beside the door. i love details!

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  2. Oh lovely mural! I wish we had more murals here to hide the abundant eyesores that ruin the scenery.

    Enjoy your month long vacay! :D

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  3. such a very wonderful site to see! I love the details of each structure <3



    xx, WANDER SHUGAH

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  4. Ang galing nung mural.

    That town look's like a backdrop of a "western" movie. And the house (3rd pic) reminds me of "precious moment".

    Beautiful!

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  5. Enjoy your break, Maria, and come back with loads of new material. But in the meantime, you really DID give San Fran a run for the money with all your Eureka and Humboldt County Victorian houses. WOW.

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  6. I love old houses -- so much character in it. How I wish the Philippines had the foresight to preserve its many beautiful ancestral houses. Enjoy your break.

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  7. I like when you put together faces and places, human life and architecture. Great colagge!!

    Hugs

    Val

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