The weather in Eureka, California is really unusual for us being in Texas most of our lives. There is a 10 degrees difference between the daytime high (around 64) and the nighttime low (around 54). The area is usually in fog. The six days we have been here, we have had about two hours of sunlight all together. Dreary yes, but when you are living in your rv on a dealership lot with 15 amp hookup, it is a blessing. :)
100 miles from here in Redding, the high today is supposed to be 108.
We learned yesterday, we could drive just a little ways inland and there was sunlight! The dealership was closed for the weekend, we couldn't do anything about our axles, so we decided to make the best of it and head to the giant redwood forests along the Avenue of the Giants.
The avenue is actually a 31 mile road that was the original Highway 101.
We have been to this area before, but these magnificent trees are always a sight to behold.
There are several groves to stop at and hiking paths throughout the park. It is part of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
We loved the ferns and clovers that just grew naturally through the forest.
Here's a redwood tree that had fallen over with a natural garden growing on it. Isn't nature beautiful!
Some people will do anything for a picture, but I just had to get this view
from this perspective. :)
As we drove a little farther inland, the sun came out and we peeled off our jackets. We stopped for a leisurely outdoor lunch at a little sidewalk cafe in Miranda.
After a few more stops it was time to return to Eureka. As we approached the town, we began seeing the fog build up and it was a heavy blanket by the time we got to the rig.
It was a wonderful afternoon seeing those beautiful giants again!
Eureka update- Lippert will have to build axles as they do not keep the ones we need in stock. We can't order parts until our extended warranty company gives the o.k. We figure we will be here at least two weeks.