A couple of weekends ago D & I took a mini-break to Mendocino. It’s the ideal weekend getaway since it’s just over three hours north of San Francisco yet you feel like you’re in a different world. It has been on my list of places I have wanted to visit for quite some time now, and I was not disappointed! I was using this weekend as a chance to r-e-l-a-x and Mendocino is the perfect town to do so in.
We arrived in late Friday night at our B&B after a twisty-turney last hour of the drive — we weren’t able to see much of anything as it is so pitch black once the sun goes down, but we awoke to the entire town smothered in a blanket of fog. Pretty fog though… somehow it added to the mood!
We spent most of Saturday “hiking”… I put the word in quotes because I have a hard time calling what in Ireland we’d describe as a walk, a “hike”. To me a “hike” sounds much more hardcore, involving hills and more treacherous things than a somewhat flat trail! Anyways, it was beautiful.
that blur in the background is a seagull flying by!
we weren’t brave enough to venture down the stairs
look how tiny the house looks compared to the tree!
breathtakingly beautiful… see, it is pretty fog!
I love how the mist rolls off the hills
this fence has “2 B GREENE IS TO BE SACRED” carved into it
After our early morning “hike” on the trail alongside of town we finished up with some coffees at Moody’s Organic Coffee bar and then headed back to our B&B for the second B – Breakfast! It was delicious! Homemade scones, freshly squeezed orange juice, a quiche made with chili and almonds, an assortment of fresh fruit… B&Bs are my new favorite lodging choice. Oh, I almost forgot! We stayed at the John Doherty House Inn and stayed in the “Water Tower” Room which was a renovated water tower with an 18 foot beamed ceiling, wood fire, and four poster bed… adorable!
our Water Tower
inside our room (yes, that’s D’s foot and a Moody’s coffee)
the garden outside the main house
the main house where breakfast was served
After breakfast we spent the rest of the morning on another “hike” exploring more of the countryside. The mist had cleared somewhat so the views were even more amazing that earlier that morning.
Oh, and guess what we found? Wild raspberries! Just like I was hoping for in that post I wrote last month!
It started raining that night, so we awoke to the pitter patter on the roof of our water tower. We sprinted to the main house for breakfast (more scones, fruit, and sausage rolls!) and then packed up the car before heading out for one last “hike”…
should have brought my wellies!
we’ll be back soon I hope!