Finally made the big move to the western coastline. Old Station to Arcata via Redding covering 194 miles. After the relatively uneventful drive (except for some road construction on 299) we settled into a corner of Blue Lake Casino parking lot on the outskirts of Arcata. This would mark the beginning of about two weeks of “casino coasting” – five casino’s in all. We aren’t big on gambling or smoke-filled rooms but the generous offer of a few nights free parking is always appreciated. We always sign up for their players club, play some slots and maybe even dine there.