Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Eureka! We Have Left It!

After three weeks in the town of Eureka, California, our axles and air bag have been successfully replaced along with two new tires and it is time to continue our journey!  We received great care, but we are really ready to move on.

It's amazing the little things you take for granted.  Our first night out, we couldn't believe how quiet it was after spending the last three weeks parked right next to US Highway 101.  The other thing was the ability to finally be on 50amps instead of 15.  I had gotten in such a habit of using one item at a time, I had almost forgotten I could run the coffee maker and the microwave at the same time.  :)

The other day we visited Shelter Cove, a little town on the Lost Coast Highway.

It was another grey and cool day.

We did visit the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse which was built in 1868 and moved here in 1998. We spent quite some time talking with the docent there.

We went to the seashore right below the lighthouse to Seal Island.  Yes, there are lots of seals laying on the rocks.  You can see them if you look close.

They were all over on the rocks perfectly content taking their afternoon naps.

This one was balancing on top of the rock looking like the king of the mountain.

We also went to the Loleta Cheese Factory where you could sample all of their cheeses.  They had some unique flavors.  We left with several of them.

As we were traveling today, we hit what I thought was a patch of fog.  As we drove a little further, I realized it was smoke.  It was thick as fog for about 40 miles.  There are some big fires going on in Oregon.  This was near Grants Pass.

So, hopefully, tomorrow we will be on the upper Oregon coast.


  1. So glad to hear you survived, you are fixed, and you are out of there. Woohoo!

  2. Yay, finally!

    Love your sea lion photos!