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Comments for Vacation: Part 14: Second Night in Eureka

My CarVacation: Part 14: Second Night in Eureka: 03/06/07

After our stop to pay our respects to Big Tree we drove back to Eureka. I had thought of stopping to refuel in Arcata but it was getting dark and the rains had returned. I don't like driving in the dark and with the rain all I wanted to do was to get us back to Eureka so we could get dinner and then retire to our hotel room.

We all agreed that the best place for dinner would be Denny's because we vaguely knew where it was and we knew that it would be within our budget and would have something we'd all like. The toughest problem with Eureka is that the central section is all one way streets. Heading north the traffic passes by Denny's but heading south as we were, Denny's is over by one block. We had to count streets and take a guess as to when to turn. Fortunately we found it on the first attempt (something we failed to do on our way home from Redding in 2005).

Harriet thankfully sat in the highchair and chowed down on a jar of food. After our long drive, many hikes and small meals, we were all very hungry. While it wasn't a fancy meal, it was a fun one and a perfect end to our busy day.

We then retired to our hotel room where I gave Harriet a bath in the sink (which she only grudgingly put up with) and put her to bed in her crib. We then stayed up to watch the first episode of The Amazing Race. Harriet complained a little about the noise but eventually fell asleep. She would sleep the entire night through again and we all woke well rested for our long drive home.

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