Northern California Trip travel blog

Scotia Company Houses

Scotia

Scotia Inn

Avenue of the Giants

Giant Redwood

Immortal Tree

Chainsaw Art

Bigfoot


May 13 – 14, 2011

Riverwalk RV Park, Fortuna CA

We visited Scotia, one of the last existing company towns in the US. In 2007 the city of Scotia faced an uncertain future when Pacific Lumber Company declared bankruptcy. Fortunately Humbolt Redwood Company is the new owner, preserving jobs, the city and its 270 picket-fenced cottages and well-kept yards. Scotia’s population hasn’t changed much in 82 years, 1000 in 1929 and 1117 today! Be sure to step back in time and visit if you have the chance. .

Another time portal is Humbolt Redwoods State Park, the largest continuous old growth redwood forest. Sequoias can live more than 2000 years, roughly 32 human generations! We drove the 31 mile Avenue of the Giants, enjoying the forest and stopping at The Immortal Tree and the Visitor Center to ask what vine was growing so gracefully up the redwood trunks (answer: Poison Oak.)

Scott suggested we visit the colorful Legend of Bigfoot with its tall chain saw sculptures of Shrek, Cinderella, Bigfoot, and more! A fun place for Scott and I but not for Little Bear, she had to stay in the truck.

Currently Scott is watching the movie Top Gun and calling my attention the inaccuracies as well as laughing at scenes not meant to be humorous. It’s raining, a good day to do laundry, clean up the trailer and make ready to leave for Orleans tomorrow morning.

Just miscellaneous:

On RV trips I wear worn & baggy jeans, jeans I wouldn’t wear out of the house in San Diego. Style trumps fashion on the road!



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