Our first trip after returning to the Bay Area after our Retirement trip in Ramblin' Rose was Thanksgiving at the Benbow Inn in Garberville with another couple, Paul and Bev Heijn. We had actually planned spending Thanksgiving with Paul and Bev before we left on our long trip.

GoogleMap Garberville and the Benbow Inn is about 4 hours of Fremont where Mark and I live. We left early in the morning of Thanksgiving day.










EnteringRedwoodsMost of the trip was on Hwy 101, the Redwood Highway. After several hours we actually entered the Redwoods.








RedwoodsIn the Redwoods getting close to Garberville













BenbowWe pulled into our slot in the RV Park associated with the Benbow Inn








Mark at Ell RiverMark at the Eel River which runs next to the Benbow














Paul's trailerPaul and Bev arrived a few hours after us in their new to them trailer, loaded with 2 great Danes and 2 Manchester Terriers. A full load.








Paul with dogsHere is Paul with Bravo, one of the Great Danes and Dora, in his arms, and Gismo, on the ground.












We had a wonderful dinner in the Benbow Dinning Room and returned for an relaxing evening.

Afternoon in the RoseWe had a relaxing Black Friday morning and went into Garberville with Bev and Paul for a great breakfast at the Rosewood Cafe. If you are in Garberville try it, it's worth the trip.







Dane nose

A Great Dane looking out at the world, decided if it is worth coming out.

















We had dinner with Bev and Paul Friday evening; here is the table setting before.









Here we are after dinner. Note the empty wine bottles - no driving home that nite - lots of wine!






RedBluffOn Saturday morning we left Garberville heading to Red Bluff to pick up our new Westie puppy. There was no easy route and we took Hwy 101 to Route 36, a narrow winding road crossing the Coastal Range. It was an interesting drive towing a 27' trailer.



Ready to pull out on a foggy Saturday morning.









Fog on Hwy 101 leaving Garberville.











Route 36 begins in the Redwoods


















Snow at the coastal range peaks; lucky for us - not storms that day











Coastal Oaks

Coastal Oaks near Red Bluff









Mark and Ace

Sunday morning we picked up Ace, our Westie puppy (West Highland White Terrier). He was soo cute!


















Ace in Rose

We returned to Fremont with Ace mostly sleeping in my lap. But we had to make stops every few hours so he could go potty. Since he was only 7 weeks old and had not yet had all this puppy shots, we had puppy pads and he got introduced to the interior of Rose.