Mom shipped out there in September and decided to ship herself back to the midwest. In exchange for helping her drive the long way back to Omaha, I got a plane ride and short visit with precious friends whom I don't get to see often. Done deal!
|A view of the recent flooding of the Missouri River.|
While in Humboldt County, there were several important stops to make: the Redwood Forrest and the Pacific Ocean...
|This is me, hugging a tree. Mmmmmm!|
So, I did visit a few of my favorite restaurants/bakeries as well...
There's Renata's Creperie in Arcata where I had a breakfast crepe stuffed with egg and basil and garlic and topped with a dollop of sour cream. Delicious!
And I also stopped into Ramone's, a bakery and coffee shop hat is favored by the locals. I actually used to work there! It's a big production bakery that makes everything under the sun: croissants, sourdough bread, tarts, tortes, cookies, pies, cheesecakes, muffins, coffeecake, and beautiful wedding cakes. Wow. I tell you what, Wow!
|40-quart mixer at Ramone's. Holy mass quantity cookies!|
And after the visit was over, it was down to business- the business of driving 1800 miles over a period of 3 days. Yeesh
|Out of the Cascades and on to Reno|
|Salt Flats in Utah|
|My personal favorite, Wyoming and it's sky|
|Back in Nebraska. I love you, trees!|
If you have the time to drive instead of fly to your destination, do it! The US is a vast array of landscapes and colors. Photographs don't hold a candle to the real thing... sort of like our muffins and cookies!