Location: Ferndale, California
Shop: Foggy Bottoms
Ferndale is our last stop in Humboldt county. There's around 1500 folks who call this place home. It's probably the cutest town I've been to so far. The bridge leading in to town over the Eel River is over 100 years old. One of the only bridges in the area to withstand some devestating floods and earthquakes. It is narrow, I'd hate to see a couple of 18-wheelers meet in the middle. Heck, I'd hate to meet an 18-wheeler in the middle. There's a reason my husband does most of the driving, he takes everything nice and slow, and I sit back and relax and enjoy the views. It works out.
Back to the cutest town I've been in. The first thing I thought was 'Wow, there's a lot of painting going on in this town'. Of course, my husband being a retired house painter, that's what I think about. But there is. A lot of the houses, and most of the buildings on their main street have a Victorian look to them.
Foggy Bottoms is the only store I've visited (so far) with a pellet burning stove as the only heat source. Plus, they have a wide range of yarns & needles and a back room filled with clearance or sale items.
Next stop: Medocino, CA