Sunday, August 23, 2015

One year has past.

One year ago, on August 22, Doris and I had our first date. Today we went back to Liu’s Chinese restaurant and had dinner. We even sat on the same table.
It was an interesting year. The weather in Eureka was unusual good. It did not rain much.
Yesterday we went to the Humboldt County Fair. They have an exhibit about the Tsunami which hit Japan very hard. On display is a boat which came across the ocean with the currants.

We watched riders do tricks on horses.

We also visited the buildings where art, photos, wood work and vegetables were on display. They all had ribbons and had won prices.
Then we had lunch and after lunch we went to the horse races. A man in a red coat blew his bugle before every race.

The first race was actually a mule race.

There were six races and I lost two dollars. I had bet only on one race. Doris lost fifteen dollars.
It was a perfect day for a fair. The temperature was just right.

Since we were in Victorian Ferndale we went into town and walked around for a while.


Today we had a typical North coast day. When I did my morning walk is was misty. While at the boardwalk I saw the Madeline coming back from a fishing trip.

There were no cars in front of the stores.

And no children were playing on the gazebo.

The coffee shop had customers though.

The Carson Block is being renovated. It was built by the Carson Lumber Baron, who also built the large mansion.

I like to walk in Old Town.

This is my favorite mural.

The Eureka Inn is a historic land mark.

The old library is now the Morris Grave Museum.

Next to it is the Eureka Theater.

I walked past Claudia’s and Scott’s old house.

Not very far from it is the Annie B. Ryan House which is being renovated by the Eureka Historical Society. Doris is the treasurer and writes a lot of checks for this project.



We went to an Ice Cream Social at the Annie B. Ryan House. The proceeds of this event went to the fund for the renovation.
There is still a lot of work to be done. 

The bathroom was changed; the box for the flushing water is still near the ceiling.

The kitchen got new cabinets.

Doris is waiting for customers. As the treasurer of the society she is in charge of the money.

The volunteer painters are still working on the outside.

There is a large garden in the back.

Seating for the guests was provided.

A three piece band played string music.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lana and Linda's visit.

I took Lana and the two boys to Freshwater Park in the afternoon. Linda stayed with Doris and helped her cook dinner.
Lucca and Jayce swam for a while.

In the evening Clay and Catherin, and her daughter and three grandchildren joined us for dinner. Thomas and Nicole came too.

We were fourteen people.
Doris had cooked baby back ribs and Clay brought spare ribs.
At 10:00 PM Doris, Lana and I went to the Eureka Inn for a Burlesque Show. Nicole, Doris’s daughter in law, was one of the performers. She was the best, better than the headliner, a professional woman. Nicole got a one hundred dollar tip from one person.
This was her second show since she took lessons for acting, make up and performing. Thomas had reserved us front row seats and we had a lot of fun. The show lasted two hours.


Today’s afternoon we spent at Patrick’s Point State Park near Trinidad. It is a very beautiful Park with the broad sandy Agate beach to sheer cliffs that rise high above the sea. Doris and her family spent a lot of times at this place. Lana and Linda climbed up the dunes to see how far up they could get up now.

We ate our lunch at the beach.

People were looking for Agate.

This was an unusual beautiful day. Normally the beach is shrouded in fog. Hiking up from the beach took some time.

At the park is a recreation of a Sumeg Village. Yurok Indians, who live in this area, built it in 1990.
About one half of a house is below the surface, this keeps it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

From the village we went to Wedding Rock.

The rock is high above the sea and one has a spectacular view of the ocean and the beaches.

On the way home we stopped at the restaurant in the marina and had dinner.

Tomorrow morning Linda and Jayce will head back to Portland and Lana and Lucca will drive to San Francisco and fly home to New York from there. Lana was able to get a rental car.
Doris and I will have the house to our self, which has not happened for a while.
I was able to take out the broken P trap from under the shower in the motorhome and cut the broken part off and glued in a piece of plastic pipe. The whole repair cost $ 2.00 for parts.