Sunday, January 23, 2011

Moving North

We left the city today for a couple of days in more rural California. The good news is my stomach is almost back to normal.

We took an off-the-beaten-path route to get to Mendocino, slowly snaking over some fairly significant mountains. It was quite a contrast to go from the hustle and bustle of the city to seeing no one for miles.

After traveling along the coast and taking in some breath-taking views, we reached our destination -- Glendeven Inn. This is the kind of place where they have thought of just about any amenity you mighty want. In our room we found warm brownies and a personalized welcome note. We had a complimentary wine tasting with appetizers at 5:30. I'm sitting here writing as a fire burns in the fireplace.

I'm going to an 8:15 yoga class offered by the owner before breakfast tomorrow. An interesting piece of trivia-- Bill and Hillary stayed in our room in 1984. His comment in the guest book noted that sometimes romance is more important than politics.

Our room in "the farmhouse" includes the three windows on the upper floor to the right.

The view from our room includes the Pacific Ocean in the distance.

The Inn also features a flock of chickens, which supply the eggs we will eat for breakfast, and 6 llamas, which quietly graze in the pasture below our room.

Tomorrow we'll do some easy hiking, perhaps visit a local winery, and poke around the little town of Mendocino.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad. Scenic view and fireplace photos by DD.

Location:Mendocino, California


Blogger Merle Sneed said...

That sounds lovely. Glad the tummy is near normal.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! That looks like a splendid place.

Quite an ironic comment left by Mr. Bill...

I don't think I've told you that sometimes on walks near our house we see a couple walking their two llamas! (I love where I live...)

Glad your stomach is better. Enjoy the rest of your wonderful trip.


2:14 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

sounds perfect! glad you're feeling better - enjoy every moment!

3:35 PM  

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