Getting away from the wind!

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Morning came quickly in Crescent City.  Maybe the wind blew it in early!  Not really sure what time we left but we drove for an hour and a half, about 85 miles south, to Eureka to have breakfast.  That was another of the cities we had placed on our possibilities of moving to.  And somehow this one seemed nicer.  We cruised around and followed our noses to a small local shop.  This place was only big enough to fit about 20 patrons at a time and you could tell had been there for many long years.  Wish I could remember the name and I’d give it a great review.

After eating we headed back north a few miles to follow the directions that the Auto Club had provided in its “Trip Tic”.  It told us "to turn onto no named highway eastbound".  Well, we figured out it was California Highway 299, but it took a few minutes.  It didn't take us long to figure out that this road followed Willow Creek and the Trinity River.  If the creek turned, the road turned.  And let me tell you this creek turned frequently.  Our average speed was only around 30 miles per hour for the 150 miles to Redding

We didn't wear out the steering wheel but I nearly got blisters from turning so much. :)

Good thing we had a nice place to stay in Redding, because by the time we got there we were ready for it.  We are at the Oxford Suites tonight.

Dinner that night was at a Black Bear Diner.  I may have done a review on another location but this one deserves the good write-up too.  The food is great, prices are fair, service is good, and portions are huge. 

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