It was a very laid back kind of vacation. We’d been to the Mendocino coast quite a few times before, but this was the first time we went in the winter. The best part of the whole visit, since we’d been so many times, there wasn’t any sort obligation to do anything vacationy. Very cool. And it made for a very relaxing time.
We needed something that was pet friendly since we drove up and brought the little guy with us. We found a lovely cottage that not only had it’s own kitchen (nice) and allowed dogs…the Cottages at Little River Cove.
I must say, this place rocked!! It was a compound of nine cottages (some one bedroom, some two bedroom) with a central courtyard. It wasn’t right on the bluff, but on a clear day, we could see the waves crashing below. With the beautiful large windows, you could see it all – well, on those days when you could actually see through the fog.
And since out cottage had a kitchen, we were able to have some meals (snacks) in and didn’t need to go out for everything. Though I have to say, nothing beats enjoying some good wine and cheese fireside.
We also made sure to stop by our favorite restaurant in Healdsburg, Zin. This place has never let us down. Everything we’ve ordered has been awesome. And of course, the wine is always good 😉
I think this was easily our best vacation ever (though last year’s trip to Ireland was quite awesome, just not quite as relaxing).
So now the vacation is officially over and it’s time to get back to work *sigh*
At least I have the memories.