It was finally time! The end of June, and we were definitely ready for a summer vacation!

We headed out bright and early Friday morning, June 25, 1999.

DAY 1 - Arcata, CA and the Samoa Cookhouse

Mad River sign

The first night we got as far as Eureka, where we stayed at the Mad River RV Park.

We had stayed here before.

It was OK, but a little pricey. It worked for an enroute spot to our real destination.


mad river spot
Before leaving Mad River RV Park, Jerry tried his hand at using the digital camera, with Cathy as the model.

samoa titleThe real reason for staying in Eureka was the Samoa Cookhouse.

It is a family style restaurant that was originally built for the loggers in the area.

There is no menu really. What they are serving that day is what you get. We went for breakfast on Saturday morning. The menu was french toast, sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. All you can eat. We were definitely fortified for our trip up the coast.  samoa cookhouse
map to samoa  The Samoa Cookhouse is located across the bay from Eureka and Arcata in the town of Samoa.

Next stop:
Harris State Beach, near Gold Beach, Oregon.