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  • Trip Report My Great Pacific Northwest Journey

    Part One:

    Warning/Disclaimer:
    We got into the airport, I found where I had to go through security, we said our quick goodbyes and I was off. I put my carry on stuff in the grey plastic tubs, walked through the metal detector, picked up my stuff on the other side and....

    :blink:

    That was it? I guess it helped that it was so freaking early in the morning and Palm Springs has several security check through stations. That and I had thankfully printed out my boarding pass at home the night before. I headed out the door to the terminal building where I was to catch my plane.

    My chariot awaits....




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    Originally posted by AGhostFromThePast
    all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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    Part Two:

    We arrived in Salt Lake pretty much on time.
    This was the first thing I saw when I walked into the terminal.

    It was still early. Around 8:30 AM California time. So I grabbed breakfast.... at Burger King. :lol:

    Nineteen huh...


    My next chariot.
    We taxied out and waited in line for our turn to take off.

    And we waited. And waited. And waited.



    :blink:

    Maintenance? We are late getting started for refuelling and you wait until we taxi out onto the runway a half hour away from the terminal and now you are working on a maintenance issue????

    :blink:

    Some time passes....


    Excuse me, is there a bus from Salt Lake to McKinnleyville?

    Well we did manage to get off the ground and on our way.


    Still there were a few interesting sites.

    Snow, on what I think was part of the Rockies


    And... Kitty!!!! Seriously... with a bit of imagination, you can see a kitty! Ok, I can see a kitty.




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    Originally posted by AGhostFromThePast
    all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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      Part Three:

      Sure enough, with the lack of speed limits we arrived pretty much on time. Well that and since we crossed the Pacific/ Mountain time line we gained... er... lost... gained... uh... the time changed again and I was almost there.

      The night before I had called my daughter to check on the weather. I was trying to stuff some last minute things into my carry on backpack, and thought if it was going to be warm enough I’d take out my jacket to free up some room. She assured me it was suppose to warm up and would be in the 70’s. So I left my jacket at home.

      Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll be arriving at the Eureka/Arcata airport in just a few minutes. We’ll be flying in through some fog, and the current temperature is 52 degrees.

      I’m GONNA FREEZE!!! It was suppose to be around 110 in Palm Springs that day. I’M GONNA FREEZE!!!

      At least the fog wasn’t all the way to the ground.


      Those people seem to know where they are going. Maybe I should follow them.

      The airport is officially designated as Eureka/Arcata (ACV in airport speak), but its physically located in... McKinnleyville. Really. I know this because my daughter is in McKinnleyville and her apartment is 4 minutes away from the airport.

      But regardless you are in:

      I first called hubby to let him know the penguin had landed, then called daughter to come get me. While waiting I took some pics of purty flowers...





      Ah... here comes my ride now...


      The white zone is for the loading and unloading of passengers only.....

      We went back to the kids apartment, visited a bit then I thought I’d just stretch out on the couch and get comfy for just a minute... with a blankie over me...

      Yup, it was nap time. And yes my wonderful loving daughter got my camera and took pictures of me sleeping on her couch.

      And no... you’re not going to see those.

      But there will be plenty more.




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      Originally posted by AGhostFromThePast
      all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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        Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
        And... Kitty!!!! Seriously... with a bit of imagination, you can see a kitty! Ok, I can see a kitty.



        I see the kitty Pengy!
        Can't wait to see the rest of your report...
        Is this haunted signature
        actually
        stretching?


        Or is it your imagination, hmm?
        Rockin' Lady Adelade of Random
        also known as...
        Dominatrix of Randomness

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          Re: My Great Pacific Northwest Journey

          Great report so far!! Thanks for sharing.

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            Great pictures and report so far but I want to see a sleeping pengy, please.
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              Aww, I love this trip report so far Pengy, I even loved the added commentary, you're telling a wonderful story and I feel like I experienced it with you. Keep up the good work and gimmie more!

              Oh yeah, I totally see the kitty.

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                Great trip report and pics so far! Can't wait for the rest!

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                  Originally posted by pratt55 View Post
                  Great pictures and report so far but I want to see a sleeping pengy, please.
                  :lmao:... uh.. no. This is a family board you know and that would just be... to scary!

                  Thanks for the happy thoughts everyone!! Ready for the next installment?


                  Part Four:

                  When my daughter lived in San Diego county this is the view from the front of her apartment on a foggy day.


                  This is the view now.

                  That was as close as we got to the actual ocean here, But our next stop was just a few miles north, to the Clam Beach County Park.




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                  Originally posted by AGhostFromThePast
                  all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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                    Re: My Great Pacific Northwest Journey

                    Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post





                    Those people seem to know where they are going. Maybe I should follow them.

                    The airport is officially designated as Eureka/Arcata (ACV in airport speak), but its physically located in... McKinnleyville. Really. I know this because my daughter is in McKinnleyville and her apartment is 4 minutes away from the airport.
                    It's McKinleyville, named after President McKinley. I know because I live here. Your plan flew right by my house, if you were sitting on the left hand side, you could have seen it. And it's also impossible to get lost at the Eureka/Arcata airport as it's the smallest airport I've ever been too. Delta is new as of this summer, and it only flys to Salt Lake City.

                    And really what is this with Micechatters coming to Arcata and no one mentioning anything?

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                      Originally posted by Alice's Wonderland View Post
                      It's McKinleyville, named after President McKinley. I know because I live here. Your plan flew right by my house, if you were sitting on the left hand side, you could have seen it. And it's also impossible to get lost at the Eureka/Arcata airport as it's the smallest airport I've ever been too. Delta is new as of this summer, and it only flys to Salt Lake City.

                      And really what is this with Micechatters coming to Arcata and no one mentioning anything?
                      Oops! I always spell it wrong! :lol:I don't know what it is with me wanting to put 2 "n's" in it every time!

                      Well I was sitting on the left side of the plane, so I probably went right by your place and didn't even know it! (Had my daughter been looking out her front window, she would of seen me coming in too since I did see a couple of planes flying in while I was there.)

                      :blush: Um.... there were a few people who know I was heading that way... uh.. er... Next time we will have to plan a MiceChatters meet! (Since there was another MiceChatter up there at the same time too...which will show up later in the report.)My daughter will be up there for at least 3 years, so I'll be back someday!

                      I was going to put up part 5... but for some reason I'm currently experiencing some major coding issues. It keeps eating my BB code and moving it around when I preview... :blink:

                      To be continued........




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                      Originally posted by AGhostFromThePast
                      all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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                      • #12
                        Re: My Great Pacific Northwest Journey

                        love it so far pengy:yea:

                        Friends for life

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                        • #13
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                          Thanks for your great report so far Pengy! It sounds like you had a great time and I'm looking forward to more.

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                            Lets see if it will work now....

                            Part Five:

                            We drove north on highway 101 to Clam Beach. Wow... its a massive beach, and I know we went on a weekday and the weather might of been a factor but... it was wonderfly deserted. There were hardly any other human beings around!

                            About half way to my destination.


                            Behind me, where we had parked.


                            One of the locals.... a bit on the scruffy side.


                            Looking to the south....


                            Looking to the north...


                            Another shot north...


                            Graduitious penguin in ocean picture...

                            Clam beach is a dog friendly beach. My daughter informed me that they have an interesting way of walking/exercising their dogs up here. She said they will drive their pickup trucks out onto the beach (allowed), take the dog out of the back of the truck and put the dog on the beach, then get back in the truck and slowly drive away and have the dog chase after them.

                            :blink:

                            Funny I always thought the point of “walking” the dog was to get some exercise with the dog. Could I have been wrong all these years? Have I been doing it the hard way?

                            Dog friendly, but hey... there are still a few rules!


                            And... more flowers!

                            Comming up in a later installment... Old Town Eureka, Sequoia Park Zoo, Fort Humboldt State Park, Patricks Point State Park, Trinidad State Beach, and some local flavor!
                            Last edited by penguinsoda; 08-01-2008, 02:47 PM.




                            Help me get more security in Pingvinivlle! Click here!


                            Originally posted by AGhostFromThePast
                            all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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                              I'm enjoying this TR a lot! Can't wait for more!
                              I want my cake back!
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