It wasn’t exactly the drive from Chicago to Mendocino that made us so happy to arrive. After all, we had wonderful stops along the way and saw all kinds of things. It was the unsettled nature of travel. Both of us enjoy new places, but we do not enjoy being on the road indefinitely. I think we would agree that 10 days of constant travel is about as much as we like. Yes, we were on the road for six weeks starting in January, and the trip we’ve just completed was under 2 weeks. We are happy to NOT be on the road for a while, and to enjoy being in a new place, but settled, for a while.

And what a place!



We bought a Dungeness crab on the road to Mendocino. Jonathan sat on the deck and cracked it.


We had crab salad. Mmmm.


Today’s adventure was visiting beaches south of our house.


The sand is speckled with abalone fragments.