Friday, June 30, 2006

Day 2 - Mendocino

Mendocino has the city-as-art-gallery concept down pat. Ferndale (up the road) and La Conner (in Washington) don't got nothing on this place. ... Doesn't mean I'm into it, though.

I skipped a few of the redwood sights along the way down, since I got plenty of trees up in the national park. Like so:
RhododendronRedwood

And:
BaldHill

And here are the ferns (and me) at Fern Canyon:
Ferns

And the elk near the exit of Fern Canyon:
Elk

The bridge over the Klamath River, near Klamath:
BearBridge

I did go to the Drive-Thru Tree in Leggett, however. How could I resist?
Leggett

It's not really all that small of a hole. The car ahead of me was a Lincoln! It's just a big tree. Note the gift shop beyond. . . I went in, but bought nothing.

Highway 1 so far is a blast to drive. Plenty of curves and twists to make any non-driver a bit queasy.

6 comments:

mamurd said...

That pic with the rhodies is bee-yoo-tiful!

But..."city as art gallery"? Huh?

Neith said...

Good photos! I remember the first time I was in the Redwoods . . . totally awe inspiring. Those babies are OLD!!!!!!!

Geographicallychallenged said...

I wonder if that is the same 'drive through tree' that my family and I drove through in 1957?

anotherannoyingcousin said...

Dad's pretty sure it is.

KILROY_60 said...

Experiencing the redwoods is one of my 10 Must Dos!! Great photos.

Wanted to let you know...

Published a new post today that includes a link to you in the current (2nd) installment of A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Blogosphere. Have a great holiday.

Kilroy_60
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Sotosoroto said...

Mendocino is a city-as-art-gallery because half the shops are art galleries or similar. The other half the shops are cafes...

Thanks, Kilroy! That HHGG page is my most-looked-at page, thanks to Google (when they don't delete it from their archives).