We left Bear River Casino and headed into downtown Loleta. I love towns where one can see farmland in all directions when standing in the heart of “downtown”.
I’m not sure what this factory was for back in the day:
We dropped by the Loleta Cheese Factory, where there are a couple viewing windows to watch the cheese-making process:
They also have a small garden out back:
Continuing south, we exited US 101 and drove the length of the Avenue of the Giants. Along the way, we stopped at a small room built under a hollowed out Redwood stump. The room is round and about 15 feet across:
Here’s the view from the outside:
The Avenue of the Giants goes into and out of old growth Redwood groves as it parallels US 101. I was mentally doing my best Endor forest speeder imitation as we wove our way through the groves:
We continued south after rejoining US 101, stopping for the night at the Red Fox Casino near Laytonville, California.