Like most of my friends, we grew up with Donald, Scrooge, Daisy, Huey, Dewey and Louie. Somehow they never aged.
They lived in the state of Calisota and the town of Duckberg. In the comic books we would even see an actual map drawn of the area.
THIS IS DUCKBERG, CALISOTA THIS IS EUREKA, CALIFORNIA
I never thought I would visit Duckberg, but here I am. This is where the Donald Duck cartoonist created his phony state and city. See if it looks like Duckberg to you.
This yearly June trip to Eureka/Arcata/Humboldt State University has become a “thing.” A thing I start thinking about in April. With each one degree rise in temperature my longing for this place also increase by one degree. It’s 108 degrees at home, 64 degrees here. Now you understand.
Climate has always been near the top of my list in where I choose to live. Of all the states and cities I’ve lived– this place is my “climate” choice. The high temperatures average 55-65 year round. The lows average 42-52. Hottest temperature on record was an 87 in 1886 (And that was in October). Lowest temp recorded was 20 degrees back in the ‘80s.
Seattle is a 10 hour drive and Portland less than 7 hours.
It’s small town living with big town amenities. Classical musicians, a nice symphony, jazz, blues, country all doing fine. Theater and Dance. The same touring acts that play down south play up here.
This morning I took these pictures:
Someday this might be my new home.