We made it to Eureka, cute little historical town. All the houses look like the one above. Okay, not really…but Carson Mansion is dubbed as the most photographed Victorian House in America.
Believe it or not Folk Artist Romano Gabriel had hundred of these cool sculptures posed in his front yard. The bulk of them were made from scrapped veggie crates. Dead now, a bank in the old section of Eureka has preserved the Romano Gabriel Sculpture Garden in their front window.
There’s a ton of murals all over the town. Arkley is the most grand.
There’s many other funkier ones such as the Inharmonious Mural painted by the Rural Burl Mural Bureau…what a mouthful.
Who says California doesn’t have fall color.
Ferndale seemed to be full of it.
…and there was this house that seems to have a super color coordinated garden.
No grass here…just moss, moss, and more moss. Matti was in heaven.
About 5 miles to the west, there was a great beach to run some of the crazies out of Max the Border Collie…before heading up to see more big trees.
– Far Out Flora
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