Garberville: Just another old hippie town

Welcpme to Garberville

Welcome to Garberville

Anyone who travels highway 101 from Humboldt to Mendocino counties knows Garberville. It is the biggest town between Eureka and Ukiah, so it’s a good place to stop for gas and other stuff. Somehow a lot of Grateful Dead fans ended up here. Sam and I had breakfast at the Woodrose Cafe the day we left and could not deny that almost every single person we saw was a “real character.” I wanted to take a few photos of them, but couldn’t get the nerve to ask for permission. So, here are a few of the town:

The best place for breakfast--good, local, organic ingredients in a really small space.  No cell phone use at the table, please! Really.

The best place for breakfast–good, local, organic ingredients in a really small space. It’s been here since 1970-something. No cell phone use at the table, please! Really.

Not a health food store. This is a "garden center" that helps with growing indoor plants...if you know what I mean!

Not a health food store. This is a “garden center” that helps with all your gardening needs…if you know what I mean!

Evidence that real old hippies live here. Young ones too.

Hemp shop. Evidence that real old hippies live here. Young ones too.

Downtown Garberville on a foggy morning

Downtown Garberville on a foggy morning

the busiest place in town--Giddie-up coffee shop

the busiest place in town–Getti-up coffee shop

Street corner

Street corner

Goodbye Garberville. May the spirit of the 1970’s live on!

2 Comments

  1. Love that you take time to get to know people in town. Too many people think a visit is a quick drive by. Keep those blogs coming!

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