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Mendocino

I told my principal that I was going away to Mendocino for the weekend and he said that I have quite the jet-setting lifestyle. Although I’m not flying out to Paris or Rome or anything else quite that fancy, I do enjoy taking weekday/weekend getaways as often as I can (usually every few months or so). Luckily, the BF is very supportive of this and plans great trips for us. I figure I better get in as much travel time as I can before I settle down and have kids. My good friend Kim and I had a recent conversation about how fortunate we are, even though we like to complain about this, that, and the other. We’re both 31, have supportive friends and families, and stable careers. We are free to do as we please after work, which usually means cuddling with our dogs and putting our feet up to rest. I am one lucky gal and feel incredibly grateful for all the good in my life.

The BF and I had a lovely time in Mendocino. We stayed at the Raku House Inn and liked it so much we decided we’re going to have to go back. The innkeepers, who also own an oceanfront inn and a few cottages, brought a breakfast basket to our door every morning. What’s even better is that the wife, Elaine, bakes the goodies in the morning and they are still warm when you bite into them. Now that’s what I call excellent customer service! Elaine also makes lemon bars and cookies and leaves them in the main office for her guests. I took one bite of the lemon bar and promptly asked if she shares recipes. How nice that she does!

Here are some photo highlights of our trip:

There was no TV in our room, only this sweet little radio.

There was no TV in our room, only this sweet little radio.

Elaine's strawberry scones. Delish!

Our breakfast basket with Elaine’s strawberry scones. Delish!

Elaine's lemon bars. Which I shall be attempting my hand at soon!

Elaine’s lemon bars. Which I shall be attempting my hand at soon!

Pretty pink succulents.

Pretty pink succulents.

Out and about in Mendocino.

Out and about in Mendocino.

Fog rolling in.

Fog rolling in.

Bright blooms.

Bright blooms.

Hello, friend.

Hello, friend.

We took a drive down to the Point Arena Lighthouse. The visibility was rather poor!

We took a drive down to the Point Arena Lighthouse. The visibility was rather poor!

This was our view from the top of the lighthouse. Fog, fog everywhere. This happened two years ago when we visited the lighthouse for the first time. It's just not meant to be.

This was our view from the top of the lighthouse. Fog, fog everywhere. The weather was also like this two years ago when we visited the lighthouse for the first time. It’s just not meant to be.

Oooh, Nikon!

Oooh, Nikon! This really helped me see the fog up close.

Dizzying heights.

Dizzying heights.

The retired lens.

The retired lighthouse lens.

The new lens. So itty bitty in comparison.

The new lens. So itty bitty in comparison.

The skies were clearer on Sunday.

The skies were clearer on Sunday.

So many scuba divers.

So many scuba divers.

Testing out my new 70-200mm. Duly impressed.

Testing out my new 70-200mm. Duly impressed.

I made Greg stand waaay back to make this picture look more impressive since I was a scaredy cat and didn't want to fall off a cliff.

I made the BF stand waaay back to make this picture look more impressive since I was a scaredy cat and didn’t want to fall off a cliff.

Bailey's gift.

Bailey’s gift from Mendocino.

He approves.

He approves.

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11 Comments

  1. Ctachera says

    As I am a big fan of lighthouses, one that is surrounded by fog makes it even more mystical.

  2. Bailey's friend and Patty's partner says

    Great shots, especially of Sven who looks like he is going to fall into the ocean!

  3. Cinthia says

    Hello i know this post is from a while ago but I was wondering if you knew the name of that pink succulent? Thanks either way.

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