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: