Spooky Butte

I arrived in Butte, Montana on Halloween and it didn’t take long to figure out that Butte is a party town! I’ve never seen so many stores and houses decorated for Halloween, and there were at least a dozen options for adult entertainment that night…a really scary haunted “house” in a 100+-year-old mine shaft, a masquerade ball in a mansion that belonged to one of Butte’s founding families, and, of course, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the local (but equally old and historic) theatre. I’m just glad I didn’t see this store window until the day AFTER Halloween. (One of the most awesome mannequins EVER)…

Photo by Stephanie Roberts, ObsessiveHobbyist.com

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Day 2- Point Arena, California to Eureka, California

180 miles
Gas $2.86/gallon in Fort Bragg, California
Red Lion Inn, Eureka
$71/night + $15 pet fee
Nice big room with a view of Humboldt Bay. Very nice staff. Location not great (can’t walk to anything), but there’s a restaurant on-site.

Beautiful weather today — unusually warm for October, 82 degrees. Just 40 miles north of Point Arena is Mendocino.

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