Monday, July 17, 2017

‘Three for Three’ in Klamath California

Golden Bear RV Park, Klamath, Ca

After giving another Casino, the Blue Lake Casino in Blue Lake, California, a feeble try, we decided to move on to our second alternative…the Golden Bear RV Park in Klamath California.  This is a Passport America park, $35 for a two night stay.  We both felt like a good full hookup for longer showers was well in order.  This park has no TV, but good Verizon Internet, and a good view of the Klamath River just before it enters into the Pacific.  Sometimes the river runs towards the Pacific…other times it runs away from the Pacific, and twice a day it seems to stand still.  3 for 3?  Well, you will have to read on to see what that is about.

Near Ferndale, Ca      Near Ferndale, Ca

Yesterday I said we were going to Fortuna to look at some of their Victorian Homes…but they are not known for having Victorians.  The sign I saw quickly as it passed on the Freeway was for Ferndale, not Fortuna…so we headed back over that bridge and back to Ferndale.  These images above are part of an advertising campaign sponsored by the Humboldt County Farm Bureau, they advertise RedwoodAg.org...a portal to agricultural interest in Humboldt County.  I saw two other signs similar to these as we were traveling…both of these are on the road to Ferndale.  (Good time to note that if you click on a picture, it will open in a larger format)

Ferndale, Ca     Ferndale, Ca
Ferndale, Ca     Ferndale, Ca
Ferndale, Ca     Ferndale, Ca
Ferndale, Ca     Ferndale, Ca

Going back to Ferndale gave us a chance to take pictures of more of the Victorian and just older homes.  We really both like to see them, but neither of us would want to live in one.  First, most are two story structures…not good.  Second, they would be hard to keep a constant temperature.  (speaking of which, an RV is hard to do the same with…but the size makes it easier to heat up or cool down real quick).

Ferndale, Ca     Ferndale, Ca

As we said yesterday, Ferndale is a nice little town…unemployment rate is among the lowest in California between the tourist industry, farming/ranches, and general retail stores. 

Eureka, Ca
Even before we had decided to skip the Blue Lake Casino, we decided to drive through Eureka and see their Victorian and older homes today, along with a quick stop at Safeway. Eureka has a lot of older homes, with a concentration of them on Hillsdale Street between C and E streets, and then just around that entire area.  If you have not noticed, it is not easy to get pictures of these homes driving a Class C motorhome…and we both were snapping pictures in Eureka and in Ferndale…although Marcia probably took two-thirds of the shots.  This one above, in Eureka, was the most colorful one, and about the only house she cut the top off of.  She said it looked like a hippy house with all those different colors.

Eureka, Ca     Eureka, Ca
Eureka, Ca     Eureka, Ca
Eureka, Ca     Eureka, CaEureka, Ca     Eureka, CaEureka, Ca     Eureka, Ca

Well, we could have driven around for an hour or two more…but sometimes I get a itching to just move on…and glad we did because when we got to the Blue Lake Casino and heard the noise of generator or air conditioner or whatever behind the gas station, right where they make the RVs park…well I knew that noise would bother me both day and night.  So my alternative, and I try to always have one or two alternatives, was the Golden Bear RV Park right along the Klamath River.

Golden Bear RV Park, Klamath, Ca - Klamath River     Golden Bear RV Park, Klamath, Ca - Klamath River

You see, we have been to this park twice before…back in 2012 and again in 2013.  That is where the 3 for 3 comes in…

Golden Bear RV Park, Klamath, Ca - 2012     Golden Bear RV Park, Klamath, Ca - 2013
Golden Bear RV Park, Klamath, Ca

Upper left picture was from my June 28, 2012 Blog…that was our American Eagle, and 2012 was our initial RV summer trip.  Upper right is from August 21, 2013 blog.  The American Eagle was traded in for a 32 foot Jayco Melbourne.  We both liked that Melbourne…but in March of 2014 tragedy struck when the storage lot we had it stored on caught fire taking out about 35 motorhomes…including ours.  A few months later we got this Dynamax Isata…and we have driven it further than the other two combined.  But this is the first time the Dynamax has been to the Golden Bear RV Park.  And, unless I am mistaken, it is the only RV park which has seen all three of our motorhomes.  Hence, the ‘Three for Three’ theme of this particular blog…three visits in three different motorhomes.

4 comments:

  1. Did you see the Pink Lady in Eureka? I almost bought her a few years ago. I just LOVE those old Victorians!!

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    1. Saw a few pink ones in Ferndale...can't remember if I saw one in Eureka...but there were so many.

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  2. Catching up on blogs after being without internet for days. We love those old Victorian too but wouldn't want to own one either!

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