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….
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.
Pt. Cabrillo light at sunset…right next door to my Airbnb abode
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.
…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!
You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!