Day 62 – Happy Halloween from Eureka, CA

Miles biked – 13

Total Miles Biked – 3091

Days till party – 12

10/31/2009 – Eureka was the land of fog. A strange but adorable town that we could never really totally see.  When we woke up in Dick and Kathy’s house we felt like we had so much time!  Caroline ran town to town and the rest of us enjoyed the calm of having no where to pack up a go to for the day.  When we finally got on our bikes to go out, it was almost 2pm.  We joined Caroline at Lost Cost Brewing for lunch and a sampler of their highly recommended beers.  They did not dissappoint!  There was no tour to be had, but we weren’t really feeling terribly motivated anyway so we chowed down and then went out on the town to complete a very important mission: Halloween costumes.

Since Milwalkee, we had decided we would be The Wizard of Oz.  We had red bike booties for me (given to us from our friend John Rowland) to be Dorothy, and Anders and I have found a great kids lion costume for Caroline but asside from that we are at a bit of a loss.  Tracy really wanted to wear overalls to be the scarecrow (even though in the movie he doesn’t wear them) and Anders just wanted to tape a metal funnel to his head to be the tinman.  It seemed like it should be pretty easy to pull it all together, but after rummaging through every thrift store in town we got a little worried.  Tracy found her overalls but as far as Dorothy went, I was still up a creek.

We biked back to the house (Caroline ran…another 6 miles!) and got ready for the barn party.  Caroline turned the kids costume into an awesome adult get up with the little help of a pair of scissors, Tracy put on her overalls and I put on a beautiful dress from Japan that Kathy lent me.  I decided that with my red booties and that dress, if I couldn’t be a proper Dorothy, I’d be Dorothy in Japan:)  Anders never got his funnel but decided that if we were going to be a party with everyone dressed up, he’d put on the one costume he had – his spandex.  The party ended up being a blast.  There was a bluegrass band, a bonfire, pingpong, lots of gradudate students and a keg of local brew.  Pretty much everything you need for a great party.  Costume highlights include: cookie monster, Schrodinger’s Cat, and a blue footed boobie (a very literal translation).

-Sara

Chillin out in Eureka

Chillin out in Eureka

Lost Coast Brewing

Lost Coast Brewing

Halloween in Eureka

Halloween in Eureka


 
 
 

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