Monday, November 16, 2009

Ft. Bragg & Mendocino, Ca.

Fri - Nov. 13th

Just a few oddities at Ft. Bragg to get our day started. This is Glass Beach. It used to be a city dump for many years. Then in the 90s they decided to clean it up. The only things left after the clean up were small colored pieces of broken glass which over time have been polished and rounded
off by the tides and sands, thus the name. The top
grave is a lady who was a member of the Donner Party and the next one was a member of the Donner Rescue Party. You know how John likes those little tidbits of trivia.

I'm not sure if you can make out this
picture, but the top of the house is
built in the shape of a boat.

This house has a stage Coach step out front. I never knew there was such a thing. There are still several hitching posts around town.

This is the town history museum and a slice from a redwood and all the pertinent information about when it was cut down and it's dimensions.

After lunch we headed south a few miles to the little sea village of Mendocino, better known as Cabot Cove, Maine to those of you who watched "Murder She Wrote" when it was on TV. Many movies have been filmed in this area since the 1930s, including "East of Eden" with James Dean and "Dying Young" with Julia Roberts.

There were lots great old houses here, but I thought the water towers were the most interesting. There were lots of them all over town and they were still being used, and there were
several wind mils, too. Lots of the towers had been enclosed for storage and some had been turned into living quarters. I thought they would be cool to live in.

After our tour of Mendecino, we returned to our camp at Pomo RV Park in Ft. Bragg and went to watch the sunset again at Pomo Bluff Park.

Another beautiful day.


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