9/15/15

Travel Tuesday - Victorian Ferndale

This is a very happy Travel Tuesday, because I (Dory) actually got to travel!!!!  
It was only a day trip, but Mama and I headed 45 minutes south on the 101 to the historical town of Ferndale.




Are you sure I don't need my suitcase, Mama???
Mama buckled me up for safety and we headed out. The day was a little foggy,  which meant cooler temperatures, but we totally didn't care. Cooler temperatures are always nicer when
you are on a road trip!!



Is that a squirrel, Mama??
 Settled in the late 1800's during the Victorian Era, Ferndale was one of the the agricultural capitals of Northern California. Needless to say, there are bunches of beautiful Victorian homes in the area!
Here I am pondering history (or looking at a squirrel) in front of one of the doorways!





Here is the Ferndale Museum! You can find out all about the history and culture of Ferndale at the museum! You can click HERE to for more museum information.



Shouldn't this thing be in the museum???
 OMD Mama, what is this thing???
 A Pay Phone??
How do they listen to music on this thing?? 
Where do they keep the apps???




We need to come back and stay here, Mama!!
Here I am in front of the Shaw House
The Shaw House is the oldest Bed and Breakfast in California (according to Frommer's)!
They have pet friendly rooms and are really close to the shops on Main Street!  Visit the Shaw House by clicking HERE.




Here is the Victorian Inn. It was built in 1890 by Banker Ira Russ and is one of the most photographed buildings in Northern California! You can read more about the Victorian Inn HERE.




Another historic Inn, the Ivanhoe is also known for it's delicious Italian restaurant!





The Palace Saloon is known for being the most westerly bar on the California Coast!!!





Mama and I had a wonderful morning walking around admiring the architecture and reading all the historical markers!
In fact, we enjoyed the houses and gardens so much, we are featuring them on Flower Friday this week!

So stop by Friday to experience more of beautiful Victorian Ferndale!!

21 comments:

MilitaryPugWife said...

What a great trip!!

Marg said...

Dory, what a fun place to go visit and we agree you all should go and stay at that Inn.That town is so much fun to see all the historical places. You all have a great day and we enjoyed the pictures a lot.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

what a wonderful place to visit - we could imagine spending hours wandering around there taking photos

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh my, Dory...what an interesting and beautiful place to visit. I am so glad your mama took you on a travel this time!
Oz

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Ever on squirrel alert, eh Dory? Good to see. What an outstandingly beautiful place you took us today; the architecture is outstanding! ..and I'll be back...&*> HUgs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Earl Lover said...

Brilliant place! And how interesting!

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a cool place! You must have been thrilled. Did you and mom hit the saloon?
Lily & Edward

Murphy said...

Mom says she and dad have been there several times but me and Stanley have not. Maybe next time we can meet there!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Jean Dion said...

That's beautiful. I have a soft spot for Victorian excess in architecture. Everything is so lively and colorful! And it's wonderful to hear that there are pet-friendly B&Bs in the area. Win-win!

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh Dory, we loved all your commentary about that phone booth. We have never seen one either. Mom loves Victorian houses. We have a little development near our house that has about 20 Victorian styled homes - so pretty and so authentic. Mom wishes Dad would buy her one:)

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Casey said...

Looks like you had a grreat trip! What pretty buildings.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Mom loves historical places!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Mitch and Molly said...

Ferndale is just beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful tour, Dory!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

What a charming little town. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sully said...

I love dog friendly places.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Millie and Walter said...

Such a pretty place to visit.

LBJ said...

Mom was based in California when she was a pilot but she never went to Ferndale. WHAT beautiful buildings!! When she goes to visit cousin Liz she's going to have to make a stop and check that out. Lucky you!

Abby Lab

Cole said...

Oh my Dog! Look at the fun places you got to go! My pups are jealous. :-)

KB Bear said...

Ferndale really doesn't look like a California town. Its architecture is so cute. It looks like you and your mom really had fun. I'm glad you got to go, Dory! And I'm glad you buckle up for safety (our pups do too!).

M. K. Clinton said...

I love Victorian homes and that town is gorgeous. I would never want to leave!

Jeanne Pursell said...

This looks like a place we would LOVE to visit!! Love those Victorian homes and, of course, you look AWESOME!! Have fun!!