So yes were are still traveling, but longer days with lots of things to do.
Today was a travel day really going across the state of CA and north. So we were at a higher elevation and then travel the valleys and such. Also lots of turns so we used our low gear often. We did get some glimpses of Redwoods on the way to Eureka as we passed thru some State and National parks. Today was also a laundry day. Well it has been quite some time since we both used coined operated machines. But we got our clothes washed for the final leg. We stayed at the Best Western here and it was fabulous! So many amenities! We ate at a great barbecue place behind the hotel. We had their ribs and a special sauce from Carlotta CA. My youngest’s middle name.
Shamus T Bones
Today we needed to dig out our pants. Temperatures in the 60’s but felt good! We decided to rest most of day and checked out a city zoo and park with second generation Redwoods. The zoo reminded us of the times we took our girls to the Madison Zoo. We even got to see some kindergarten children on a class trip. Nice to walk around but even better was the park behind with nice walking trails and Redwoods. Yes you do spend your time looking up and trying to find the biggest one, a real treasure in the middle of the city!
Very relaxing day. Tomorrow will be a long one with travel and two stops!
(late entry as we are today in Jamestown with good internet speed!)
Happy Quilting! More posts to follow….
Today is our second day in Boulder City. We both commented that this seems like a honeymoon trip with all the different things we are seeing and probably covering more ground. Our honeymoon was to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. We are also getting good use of our senior national pass.
This morning I found a neat place to hike. It was the old railroad that brought supplies to the Hoover Dam while being built. This is a little bit how it looked.
Historic Railroad trail
Another sunny warm day but hike was fairly flat and I made it to 4 of the tunnels. Dan went on to the last. I sure was hot coming back and more people were just starting out. We went to the visitor station and they had a nice movie and display about the area. I so much enjoyed the air conditioned room.
We had tickets to ride the Lake Mead Cruise during lunch and the cruise takes you to the Black Canyon and the one side of the Hoover Dam. Very nice ride and found out that the boat came from LaCrosse several years ago. We had the Prime Rib sandwiches which were excellent along with a few drinks.
We both had some ice cream after the ride and settled down at our hotel the rest of the day.
Tomorrow a longer drive to Yosemite area. Will be staying just outside the park in OAKHURST CA. We topped off our tank with gas costing $3.35. I know we will be seeing $4-4.50 in CA. So glad we have a Prius. Also looking forward to a bit of a cool down. We are planning to drive to Glacier Point in Yosemite with a hike at the top.
Lake Havasu is a very pretty City especially near London Bridge. This is the original London Bridge that was in London, taken apart and reassembled here in Lake Havasu. It even has some bullet holes from World War II. There is a quite British village surrounding the east side of bridge.
We were hoping to get on a tour to see the Top Gorge which is a little north of the lake and is said to be just like a mini Grand Canyon but they were sold out. So our second plan was to kayak the lake. We have a tandem kayak but this one was with pedals and it worked so much better. Unfortunately a bigger wave came and somehow dislodged my pedals and I was unable to pedal. But Dan was able to do so without issue. It was quite refreshing with cool breeze off the water. I think it was close 100 degrees. We kayaked for about 2 hrs. They have several replicas of lighthouses around the island and we saw several of them.
Afterwards we decided to try shrimp in a bucket that was quite tasty especially at the outdoor cafe near the bridge.
Then we spotted a brewery across the way so we walked the bridge to check this place out and turns out the Brewers were playing the Diamondbacks so caught some of the game.
Relaxed day today. Tomorrow off the Boulder City and the Hoover Dam.