Get Lost (Part 6)

                                                (Sixth in a series)

I’ve been to Hollywood…         

                 I’ve been to redwood…

                      I crossed the ocean for a heart  of  gold…

 

I’ve been in my mind,

                  its such a fine line…

 

That keeps me searching

                          for a heart of gold…

Third stop Vallecito and Redding: 2 days, 2 nights

The next couple days consisted of adventures! We headed from Napa in the early morning to Vallecito, California near the Motherlode to see the Moaning Cavern, which is the largest cave chamber in California. It was partly cloudy, but we had enough sun to try out gold panning and went inside to crack our geodes. We decided to do the walking tour of the cave rather than rappel down 165 feet by rope into the main chamber of Moaning Cavern. The walking tour was no easy feat though it consisted of a spiral staircase of 234 steps! The cave maintained a temperature of 61 degrees and we found going down much easier than going up.  We were able to see so many amazing rock formations, such as, cave bacon and stack of plates.

draperiesshastaAfter visiting the Moaning Cavern we headed straight up to Redding for the night and looked forward to a day of seeing Mount Shasta’s waterfalls. Sadly, when we woke up the rain completely took over our trip. We grabbed a couple pamphlets from the Motel 6’s lobby and discovered Lake Shasta Caverns!  It was decided we would go there instead and so off we went. The drive was a breeze it was the trip to the caverns we were unprepared for; a long walk down to the McCloud Arm of Lake Shasta, a catamaran across to the other side of the lake, a walk up to a small bus, and then bus up the winding and steep roads to Continue reading “Get Lost (Part 6)”

Get Lost, (Part 4)

(Fourth in a series)

eureka

Low ebb, high tide…

 

                    The lowest ebb and highest tide…

      I guess we took us for a ride…

I guess it’s just a gesture…

      

      At the end of the continent…
 

                                    At the edge of the continent…

Get Lost enters California: First stop Eureka and Fort Bragg: 2 days, 1 night.

Eureka is a peaceful and beautiful Victorian town. We drove around a bit with our camera hanging out the window to document the sights of painted ladies and the mural at the Arkley Center for Performing Arts. We finally found a place to park and went on the adventure for food. We walked through a couple blocks of Old Town admiring the scenery and glancing at the Old Town Square water fountain, until  I decided to poke my head into a Continue reading “Get Lost, (Part 4)”