Cal2009: Day5: in Eureka
1 hour, 28 miles.
Today was a slow day. We lazed around in camp, finally packing and riding 30 miles south to Eureka, where we got a boutique hotel room for the night. It gave us the afternoon to lounge and explore Eureka, including the cute old buildings.
Carter Cottage and Bell Cottage
Carter Cottage and Bell Cottage
Unknown old house
Unknown old house
Carson Mansion
Carson Mansion
The architecture of Eureka is very neat. The most obvious example is the Carson Mansion, but there are many other great examples of Victorian architecture, as well as other pre-1900 buildings, many in Old Town Eureka, which is architecturally interesting and full of art without crossing into a tourist trap.
We had lunch at the Lost Coast Brewery; the art hanging from the walls was especially entertaining.
Lost Coast Brewery fish
Lost Coast Brewery fish
Lost Coast Brewery fish
Lost Coast Brewery fish
Lost Coast Brewery horse head
Lost Coast Brewery horse head
Faye at Lost Coast Brewery
Faye at Lost Coast Brewery
Faye at Lost Coast Brewery
Faye at Lost Coast Brewery
Our hotel is the Carter House, which is three cute old Victorians and the hotel building. Our room is very comfy, and Faye is excited for the cookies that will be served later on.
Carter House.
Carter House.
Carter House.
Carter House.
There were some (rented) bikes staying at the hotel. It turns out they were nice chaps from Florida. They were using the Destination Highways book and having a good week on vacation.
Misc
Amusing business sign- we loved the name
Amusing business sign- we loved the name
Model, waving the FYYFF wave.
Model, waving the FYYFF wave.
Black cat.
Black cat.
Alley cats.
Alley cats.
Houses of Eureka
Carson house (Pink Lady).
Carson house (Pink Lady).
Carson Mansion.
Carson Mansion.
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