October 29, 2017
We stopped at Bakery by The Sea and got a muffin and some scones. Soon after we got there, a long line developed in this tiny shop. Then we headed south on 101 to the Redwoods National Park. A young ranger gave us suggestions of where to go. We drove the Howland Hill Road, a gravel road winding through the forest. We hiked “The Stout Grove” for an hour or so. Huge, beautiful trees standing along the Smith River were so impressive.
Somehow we chose the Hungry Clam for our last seafood dinner before heading home. We were early, so we disregarded the absence of cars in front. It was awful. As we drove away, we passed a pub and another restaurant packed with cars.
I love Redwoods National Park!
BTW, we found the food in Oregon to be bad until we got to Portland. A lot of fried seafood and menus that reminded me of the Outer Banks in the early 70’s. Not a lot of clean, healthy options.
Thanks for your great comments Jane-Ashley. We found a few good places, but as you say, I did eat a lot of fish and chips.
We loved the Redwoods, we’re looking forward to going back again next summer. I will always remember seeing the redwood tree that you can drive through . I went into the bathroom and Simone had written on the wall “this tree was here before Jesus” ! The Oregon and CA coasts are fabulous! Safe travels reading your blog makes me anxious to get back on the road!
Thanks for the your great comments Ed. Looking forward to trading stories when we can get together.
Nothing worse than dead clam soup.