thought I would finish the trip thing. I had felt too blah to finish the other day, as I caught a bad cold on the last day or so of the trip. Came home a bit early so I could rest without hearing the snoring of my dear hubby!!!!
The second day of our trip we got off to Santa Rosa and the local antique mall there. I looked for some time and didn't find a thing, but still enjoyed the hunt! I went to one other store there before leaving, it was something like the Discovery shops here. I did find a couple of nice plates there, and then we continued on to Healdsburg. Healdsburg is a very nice town, with a very nice portion of the old town being filled with lots of Antique places, and also cute little cafes'. We had a nice time looking, and there was one shop in particular that I liked. Really cute cottage type stuff that I really liked. Because of the heat(nearing the 100 mark) we decided to move on up the coast and perhaps it would be a bit cooler. We planned to come back on the way home, so knew that I could shop there again. We went on to several other small towns, Willits, Cloverdale, and others before going into Yreka and staying the night there. It was bit cooler as we thought it would be, so stayed at a nice hotel, and in the air conditioned room until dinner time, and then called it an early night. Had a nice breakfast the next morning and then off we went once more. Still enjoying everything, and stopped at several other little towns before getting into a place called Fortuna, just before our next destination. Fortuna was a neat little town, and had two very nice antique shops. I found things at both places. Plates(roses of course) and also some very pretty shell boxes. Different shapes than I had previously found. So of course had to have them. We had lunch there, and continued on to Ferndale. A place we had heard about and wanted to stay overnight. But alas, things were just a bit too high in the stores, and when we checked on the hotel, and found it to be a whopping $249 plus taxes for one night we decided to go on to Eureka. Well, couldn't see paying that much for any place, call me tight if you like, but not stupid!!!! Eureka was okay, we did manage to find a nice shop there before it closed for the day, and of course wouldn't be open the next day, being Sunday. Got some nice old pictures there, plus a couple of old linens and a beautiful cookie plate with whatelse, roses. We checked into a nice hotel, and then went to dinner at the local Applebee's and had a nice meal. We were then ready for some rest. Nite. With the morning, and a nice breakfast, we once again left for the road. Had planned to go back same way we had come, but then Hubby decided that maybe it would be cooler and fun to go across and hit highway 1. Oh, boy, was I in for a scary ride there!! It took a long 2 1/2 hours to get to the highway 1 that also went into Ft. Bragg. Yikes, talk about cooler, it was down right cold!!! Plus windy. Couldn't wait to get checked into the hotel and warm up aa bit. We cleaned up a bit, went for a dinner. Had it at a local Bistro and I had a good meal of fresh halibut and hubby the pork loin. Nice dinner and so far okay there, but then night came, it got colder, and there wasn't any heat in the hotel. I got cold, and hubby snored to high heaven, and I didn't get much rest!! Combine the cold and no rest, and that meant a nice cold for me. Yuck. Stuffed up, nose runny, you get the picture, rather yucky for the next few days, but I get ahead of myself. We had a nice breakfast, and off we went back to 101, but on a better, less scary highway, and didn't take as long to get back to a town called Willits thats on 101. Warmer too, so that was good. Stopped at another little town or two and found a lovely pitcher in one town, so wasn't a total loss. :-) We got back to Healdsburg and found a hotel and crashed for the night. Next morning, I shopped at the neat store I told you about on the way up. Got lots of nice plates, and a couple of other things there. I would go back there again, :-) I have told you some of the high lights, I am sure that there were other things, but have forgotten all the details, but all in all a very nice trip, and I appreciated getting back home and my own bed. Going away does that for you. You don't know how good it is until you are away for a while. ::-), so Ta Ta for now. Antique Rose