next stop on my route: eureka, california.
i must confess, the first time i heard about that town was through star wars (remember the moon “endor” in part VI, home of the ewoks?  [2, middle of page]).
joyce and darrell were hosting me for the time that i spent in the area, and again, i felt like i had my own 24-hour-tourguides. they were going out of their way to make me feel home and show me around.
i hadn’t told them it was my birthday, but when it came up, we even had a birthday cake for dessert. :-) (we had it with ice-cream, to fulfill all criteria for american food: plenty of sugar, and cold/frozen.)