Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Little River/Mendocino: A Weekend Away

On Friday morning, we packed up the car and drove 3+ hours to the Mendocino coast. It was our first time in this area of California and I hope it won't be our last. After a stop to get a donut for National Donut Day, we enjoyed the serene drive through parts of Wine Country I didn't even know existed!

We stayed at the Little River Inn in Little River, CA. This was a wonderful little hotel. The views were perfect, the food was good and the rooms were adorable. The company? Even better. I'm married to the most amazing man who makes me laugh and smile and gets me thoughtful (though not currently available) anniversary gifts. I have tons of pictures but just wanted to share these 3 from the weekend.


 Watching the sunset on our anniversary from two rocking chairs outside of our hotel room

 Point Cabrillo Light Station in Mendocino. It was a beautiful day to stand on the top and take in the views.

From our hotel room. We pretended we were in Hawaii but really, the Mendocino Coast is breathtaking.

Because my husband's love language is gift giving, I'm receiving 2 presents this year. The first arrived yesterday. I didn't know what to expect so when I opened the front door to take out the trash and saw a very large box leaning against the house, I was caught off guard.

It turns out that my husband really does listen when I talk about wanting (needing) to have a full length mirror in our room instead of the cheapie Target mirror that most college kids have leaning against a wall in the closet.
And this one even holds my necklaces! 

We had such a wonderful weekend. Despite fighting through an impending head cold all weekend (it showed up in full force Sunday morning before we left), we did just enough to have experienced the coast but not so much that we felt tired. We listened to the ocean, we walked to the edges of some cliffs, we climbed wet rocks to get to a secluded beach and we sat in the sand with the sun on our faces reflecting on 5 years of marriage.

Life. It is good.
 

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