Rally to the Redwoods
Updated: Dec 22, 2019
Who doesn't love escaping the crowded Bay Area roads and heading up the Redwood Highway in the summer? Our well-planned week long rally was held in the small Humboldt County town of Fortuna. Riverwalk RV Park proved to be a convenient base for exploring as well as offering our members a comfortable clubhouse to gather for meals, happy hours and evening card games.
We enjoyed several meals together, planned by our great wagon masters, Bob & Terry and Tom & Vicki.
Although we had plenty of time to explore on our own, and there was a lot to see and do here, we enjoyed a group visit to the Loleta Cheese Factory in nearby Loleta. Who knew how many ways you could make a grilled cheese sandwich? They all tasted great in the lovely garden adjacent to the factory.
Another group activity was lunch in the historic Samoa Cook House, a family style eatery that's been going strong for over 100 years.
Many of us explored nearby Eureka and the small but interesting Clarke Historical Museum along with lots of shops in the bustling waterfront district. Others ventured further north to visit the Redwood National and State Parks to get a good look at the herd of Roosevelt Elk that call this beautiful place home.
Our hikers, walkers and bike riders had access to the Riverwalk trail system just a block from the park, along the Eel River.
All too soon it was time to say farewell, but not until we had a great "farewell banquet" in nearby Ferndale in the historic Victorian Inn.