This is what it looks like like when you come back from taking a pee break from knitting and you have two naughty dogs. We spent the first part of October in Eureka, California. This trip also encompassed my birthday. 27 is verging a little too close to 30 for my taste. Am I suppose to have things figured out by now? I hope not. My brain is still so full of dreams and ideas. But anyway, Eureka was peaceful. It only rained the day we drove up. My favorite thing about this trip was seeing the ocean. I can drive a short distance and see the ocean from where I live now, but it has a different beauty up there. Every beach is a new scene that you’ve never seen before.
Mornings were spent at Ramone’s Bakery and Cafe. Sipping on vanilla lattes (which I recently have a love for) and eating pastries. The first time we stopped into Ramone’s I noticed this succulent pot. It’s still there. The best dinner we had was at Brick & Fire Bistro. The place was packed and we didn’t have a reservation. We got lucky and got the last two chairs at the bar, right in front of the brick oven. It was so fun to watch. I had a glass of Fume Blanc and the polenta lasagna. Delicious! Matt had a local beer and the salmon. I had to sneak a few bites of his lentils, they were awesome.
This trip is the first time we used Vacation Rentals by Owner. For those of you who have been to Eureka, I’m sure you know the lodging choices are dirty, dirtier and dirtiest. Staying in a home was for sure the best way to go. We got to bring our dogs for no extra cost and the house was lovely. It had everything we needed and was close to everything. I highly recommend this hospitality tool.
Overall a good trip. Now we are back in the bay and I am itching to check out Santa Cruz to Monterey.