Thx to all for Ferndale/Eureka recommendations
Yes, it was Jan/Feb w/ I originally asked but my 12 yr old broke his leg and we postponed our trip to Memorial Day weekend. What luck--saw the World Championship Great Arcata to Ferndale Cross Country Kinetic Sculpture Race. As thanks for your restaurant recommendations I recommend: Sunday brunch @ Cafe Waterfront: 102 F Street, Eureka. Live jazz; great decor (one of my favorite Bradbury and Bradbury wallpapers), hash browns that I'm sure had never been frozen; huge, fluffy muffins; salmon and halibut cakes w/ eggs. Actually was rec. by Samantha Bartlett @ Gallery Dog on E Street--check it out--local artists/great prices/nice dog.