Day Three - A Visit With Family
265.47 miles in 5 hrs 7 mins
It was a beautiful drive from Eureka to Florence.
On our way
It was misty/foggy in some of the areas
Lunch In Crescent City
We could see the bay from our restaurant
Did You Know? - Crescent City (Chetco-Tolowa: Taa-'at-dvn, Yurok: Kohpey, Wiyot: Daluwagh) is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Named for the crescent-shaped stretch of sandy beach south of the city, Crescent City had a total population of 7,643 in the 2010 census, up from 4,006 in the 2000 census.
The population includes inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison, also within the city limits, and the former census-designated place Crescent City North annexed to the city. The city is also the site of the Redwood National Park headquarters, as well as the historic Battery Point Light. Due to the richness of the local Pacific Ocean waters and the related catch, and ease of access, Crescent City Harbor serves as home port for numerous commercial fishing vessels.
The city is located on the Pacific coast in the upper northwestern part of California, about 20 miles (32 km) south of the Oregon border. Crescent City's offshore geography makes it unusually susceptible to tsunamis.
Much of the city was destroyed by four tsunami waves generated by the Good Friday earthquake off Anchorage, Alaska in 1964. More recently, the city's harbor suffered extensive damage and destruction due to tsunamis generated by the March 11, 2011 earthquake off Sendai, Japan.
Several dozen vessels and many of the docks they were moored to were destroyed as wave cycles related to the tsunamis exceeded 8 feet (2.4 m).
We had a nice lunch at the Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge
in Cresent City
Super view from the top floor
...and vegetarian also!
The sea food was indeed fresh!
The fishing boats were a few feet away
On Our Way Again
We stopped many times going up the coast
The car is getting a little buggy!
We enjoyed the wild flowers
Everything was so green
The rocket is ready for blastoff!
We are getting close to Coos Bay
We Stopped At Misty Meadows
Paul got some jam and taffy and chocolate covered blueberries!
The blue berries were gone for the season!
The blueberries got soggy from a recent rain...
Nice looking bushes!
Welcome says Mr. Bear
Love seeing the flag
Did You Know? - Our farm is a family owned and operated enterprise. We started our production of homemade jam and jelly in 1970 and have been in continuous operation since then. Our brand new store, right next to our old roadside stand--on the East side of Highway 101 just south of Bandon and 100 miles north of the California border is open all year long.
What Time Is It Boys And Girls? Rodeo Steakhouse Grill Time!
Right on the water!
Over another bridge
Florence Here We Come
Did You Know? - The Florence area was originally inhabited by the Siuslaw tribe of Native Americans. Some state that the city was named for state senator A. B. Florence, who represented Lane County from 1858–1860; another notion is that Florence was named for a French vessel that was wrecked at the mouth of the Siuslaw River on February 17, 1875.
Leading to Florence, Oregon... Time for a visit
Florence is a beautiful little city!
We stopped to see Jen Mall (Paul's cousin) and Paul David Mall
(Paul's namesake and second-cousin)
Cousin Jen is in her 80's and is doing quite well!
Jen is surrounded by handsome men (Courtesy of Sue Liles)
What Time Is It?
We went to dinner with Dave and mapped out the family!
Dave's grandmother was Alma Olive Liles (Mall)
We had a great evening! We stayed the night at the Comfort Inn in Florence