Outside Saracina Ranch Winery, Hopland, CA
Inside wine cave of Saracina, Hopland, CA
Tree tourist, somewhere in Humboldt County, CA
Sweet creeks along the way, somewhere in Humboldt County, CA
I couldn't resist not stopping at Nacho Mama in Garberville. It wasn't ironic enough that I was leaving Surf City to nosh 12 hours later at the "Home of the Surfing Burrito!" And maybe after 12 hours the delirium of "that's not-cho mama" jokes set in, ten fold. Politely passing on a stray hippie's invitation for a "river swim" I zeroed in on the Super Nachos while Jessica took a jab at the famous Surfing Burrito listed on the hand written menu. The nachos were really nothing to write home about - basically gringo tortilla chips with shredded cheese, black and pinto beans, fresh salsa, sour cream, guacamole, green onions and canned black olives. Still, it was a *must* to get the nachos from Nacho Mama. Jessica devoured her mole covered burrito stuffed with chicken, cheese, beans and rice.
|Nacho Mama Shack|
|That's Nacho Mama's Nachos|
|What does it mean? Abandon hope all ye who enter here.|
|Tecate in coffee cups, while swatting bees and flies. This is ambiance!|
Continuing north, we passed through the Avenue of the Giants, aka old tall redwoods. We stayed at a super sketchy motel in Crescent City. Read my yelp smackdown here if you dare, but please do not stay there, ever.
|Avenue of the Giants|
|All that mattered at this point was the red Open sign|
|Big Feet Unite!|
See the resemblance?
|Big Foot Sighting Due North of San Francisco!|
Alas, I am a true sucker for old fashioned and maple doughnuts. They had the best of both worlds waiting for me with the Maple Old Fashioned.
|Another reason doughnuts are the new cupcakes|
I snagged one of their "famous" which was amusing, because, er, Crescent City (?) pesto rolls. Bless their hearts but I haven't exactly seen it referenced in my TravelZoo Wednesday spammings. Nice try, though. The pesto roll with jalapeno ranch was mind blowing. It made my brunch.
And I am happy to announce across the street from Continental Bakery was my first sighting of Dutch Bros Coffee, one of my favorite Oregonian Coffee joints conveniently located 20 miles south of the border! What's cool about Dutch Bros is they don't do drip coffee. They make everything fresh so if you want a Dutch Coffee you will get a freshly made, rich Americano. Jessica got the Annihilator: 3 shots of espresso, Chocolate Macadamia Nut, and Kick Me Mix. We were set for our drive up the pristine Oregon coast.
|Dutch Bros Drive Through|
375 Sprowl Creek Road
Garberville, CA 95442
503 L Street
Crescent City, CA 95531