As I mentioned in an earlier post, I took a quick trip up to Mendocino during my week-long Thanksgiving break, stopping along the way to see my friend, Vicki, in Carmel. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey…through my pictures and a few descriptions thrown in….
First day…view from Carmel beach
The perfect start to my visit with Vicki
Adorable place we ate in Carmel Valley Village. I always hang out in Carmel-by-the-sea,
but this little village to the east is quaint, with some cute restaurants
and shops (note to self…must go back!)
Day 2…Wowza…from the stunning fall colors of the grape vines to the
majestic redwoods it was a gorgeous drive!
Patterson’s Irish Pub in Mendocino…pub food and football…
as the fog rolled in off the water.
cute homes abound…with a few very beach-y run down ones thrown in.
Pt. Cabrillo light at sunset…right next door to my Airbnb abode
the view of the coast from my bedroom…not too shabby!
there were deer everywhere…literally had to drive super slowly
on the back roads to avoid hitting them.
Day 3…Eggheads Restaurant in Ft. Bragg, just 10 minutes north. I wasn’t crazy about the town, but this was a nice stop for breakfast that my Airbnb host recommended. The whole theme is centered around the Wizard of Oz.
right down to…”follow the yellow brick road” to this outdoor bathroom.
…then back down the coast to Pt. Arena lighthouse…
where they have cottages to rent too!
there’s a little town called Irish Beach on the way to Pt. Arena…
the Irish are everywhere!
Back in Mendocino for a yummy bowl of clam chowder for dinner..sitting on the deck at
Flow Restaurant, the only restaurant with a view of the beautiful coast,
enjoying the changing temperature.
Day 4…down to Paso Robles, with a quick stop in Alameda…more beautiful vines abound!
Day 5..good morning Paso Robles…time to head home for Thanksgiving.
I’m so glad I took this quick trip. I was able to get an abundance of Fall colors, learned all about the pleasures of Airbnb and discovered the world of podcasts.
You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!
Now that you’ve binged “Serial”, you might want to check out “Undisclosed”, which further investigates Adnan’s case. There are 30+ episodes, so you might not want to listen to all of them, but they’ve uncovered tons of new evidence. Fascinating. I’m an addict.