Day 48 - 50: 01/07/2022 - 01/09/2022
After a wonderful stay in the Redwoods for most of the past week, we got back on the 101 and traveled to Eureka, California. The next few days would be a nice restock and refresh. Our stay would be in the parking lot of Bear River Casino and Resort. We arrived in the late afternoon from what should’ve been an hour and a half drive, but we had to add on an extra two hours because we couldn’t find an empty dump station. We made three different stops before finally unloading our waste tanks. Once detached from the camper at the casino, we went into Eureka for dinner at a very good Mexican food truck. After that we made a quick stop at Target and then called it a night.
Saturday morning we woke up to blinding sunlight shining over the hills of coastal California! Today we decided we’d make a trip to Planet Fitness and use our nation-wide gym membership to get in a little workout and a nice shower. Then we lugged our mountain of laundry to the laundromat. The late afternoon and evening was filled with more errands and some fun shopping with a handful of TJ Maxx gift cards.
Sunday was another beautiful day and we were really beginning to appreciate this California weather after having weeks of drizzly rain along the northern Pacific coast. Today we enjoyed the delightful sounds of the Minnesota Vikings whooping the Chicago Bears! This afternoon was the first time during our trip that felt like an actual beach day. The beach was full of activity and we could see for miles out towards the horizon. We enjoyed a short walk along the beach until Christina accidentally soaked her shoes…again! Luckily she has many more in our closet. We then finished the last couple errands and hustled back to the beach where we enjoyed a nice sunset as the breeze blew at our faces and the waves lapped onto the shore.