Our first Short Leash Outing was to Eureka, California in Humboldt County. Land of fog, Roosevelt elk and very, very large trees. I love this part of the world.
|The Samoa Cookhouse|
|This picture hangs on the wall at the Samoa Cookhouse and is a good indicator of the massive width of the logs cut down at the time. Huge... yeah, that doesn't even begin to describe these trees.|
|Beautiful farmlands just inland from the beach along the Elk River.|
The fog is trying to creep in from the ocean just a few miles away.
|Wood burl laying along the beach on Samoa Island. It's surely been rolled around in the surf, probably down the river before that, hundreds of years old.|
|Chloe running wild on Samoa Island|
|Azaleas in bloom at the Eureka Elks lodge, Loretta in the background on the cliff's edge|
|Yes you read that right. Cutten School.|
*cue the puns
|The local pizza specialty is Hawaiian with cashews.|
Seriously good. Cashews... this might be a new permanent thing for me.
|Eureka local enjoying the sunshine at the Salt and Fog Fish Festival|
|Typical architecture in Eureka, love these old Victorians|
|It was Mr. Toad's first adventure and he did great|
Our next Short Leash Outing will be Monterey, another California favorite.