Monday night's view. We stayed here:
The Pelican Inn and the rooms are designed to be reminiscent of a 16th Century Tudor inn. The room was small but très charmant.
There's also a "Snug Room" where hotel guests can relax with a drink and read, or play board games.
We went for a walk to Muir Beach just a few hundred yards from the hotel...
Past a lovely lagoon to the beach itself.
Then around dusk we popped over here for an early evening stroll through the redwoods.
There's nothing on this earth like the smell of a coastal redwood forest. The mix of redwoods, ferns, bay trees, and loam is just incredible. If I could design a fragrance, this would be the base.
Now we're in Napa. Here are today's views:
The temperature here on Tuesday was 101F. Things are supposed to begin cooling down by a few degrees today, fingers crossed. (I hear we just missed the Hell On Earth day in Los Angeles on Monday.) We visited the Frank Family Vineyards in the afternoon, and swung by the little town of Calistoga where I found a decent crushable raffia sun hat. By the time this posts we'll be off for our early morning hot air balloon ride, and then some more wine tasting.
Hope to have another update and more pics in a day or two!