The Coast

The drive up highway 1 from Napa towards Mendocino was breathtaking. Unfortunately, it was also barf-tastic (SUPER curvy and nausea inducing)! But frequent scenic overlook stops and quirky one-stoplight towns along the way made it all worth it.

And speaking of kittens, downtown Mendocino had the most charming little bookshop called the Gallery Bookshop with a pretty awesome message: SAVE THE WORLD. BUY A BOOK. Yesssssssssuh! They had a killer art section where I found an obscure limited edition Hundertwasser (one of my absolute favorite architects and artists of this century) hardcover book that I lost my shit over and bought.

Gualala with the fam!

The Geyserville General Store was like stepping into a 1950's feed store in cowboy country complete with three flea-infested but adorable pups. I definitely bought coffee mugs that have "Perky Cowgirl" and "Happy Cowboy" printed on them, and Matt found a leather belt with ox and bison hand-carved into it by a 75 year old man.


The legendary Sea Ranch Lodge - a little piece of New Zealand sittin' pretty on the coast of California!

Up next? San Francisco adventures and FOOD times!