Monday, March 24, 2008

Mendocino vacation - March 2008



We just returned from our annual trip to Mendocino
...11 days of of ocean waves and birds and seals and headlands and terrific meals and great wine and...fires in the fireplace....more wine...


We watched several UK series....The Forthsyte Saga...A Dance to the Music of Time...Clarrisa. The only problem with having watched so many UK period pieces?? They have become jumbled and in my mind they are all one big movie, a movie set in the English countryside...I feel as if I've eaten a gallon of clotted cream. What fun!!
Goya's Ghost is also floating around...and the Great McGinty.

We rented the same house that we have rented for 12 years....Sea Arch. We rent from Mendocino Coast Reservations. Rick & Ligaya, the owners are wonderful. I had a lovely converstaion with Ligaya...can't wait to get to know her better.

Had wonderful meals at The Ledford House, The Harbor House, and The Elk Cove Inn.
All of these restaurants have incredible ocean views. There are some pretty impressive chefs on the Mendocino coast....thumbs up to Kristy Wilson at Elk Cove Inn and Lisa & Tony Geer at Ledford House. Special note....Tony gets up every morning to bake 20+ loaves of bread for the evening meal. Great bread!! Plus a great affordable wine list!
Last but not least in the restaurant division.....QUEENIE'S ROADHOUSE CAFE! Lynn Derrick whips up incredible breakfasts/lunches. I'm addicted to her scones and the local scene is a pageant of surprises.

Shops?
For a great selection of art supplies and stationery....cards and things that you didn't know ya needed head to Racines.
Go to The Sandpiper, in Mendocino on Main, for a fabulous selection of affordable jewelry.
Sallie Mac is a fun stop for a hit of the 'french countryside' on the California coast. Loads of lovely smells and pretty sights.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now this picture encapsulates exactly what I hoped your vacation was like! What a glorious day. You must have had to travel a fair bit to come up with that Starbucks though? I MISSED you! ~K

BaileyZimmerman said...

LOL...Ft Bragg is the closest Starbucks. I can make an iced coffee last for hours!!

Elizabeth Anderson said...

Linda, so lovely to see new posts today! Beautiful photos as always. I should be in NYC this spring, it would be great to see you again!

Mary K said...

Oh wow! I'm soooo jealous - it just looks so utterly gorgeous, peaceful, relaxing and so very 'away from it all'. MaryK

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