Signs

One of the many joys of visiting Fort Bragg and Mendocino last month was capturing many fun and unusual signs with my camera.

Here’s a sample of the relaxed, inspirational and artsy things I found.

In Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg:

Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg

Inspirational Sign~Fort Bragg, CA

World's End Rowing Club~Fort Bragg, CA

Noyo Harbor~Fort Bragg, CA

In charming downtown Fort Bragg:

Headlands Coffeehouse~Fort Bragg, CA

On Main Street in Mendocino:

Mendocino Twist~CA

Crafts & Food~Mendocino, CA

On & Off Sale Liquors~Mendocino, CA

On the walking trail of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens:

The Gnome Depot~Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

And finally: on a memorial bench, overlooking the Pacific Ocean:

Memorial Bench~Mendocino Coast, CA

Wishing you a peaceful and inspiring weekend.

A Celebration

Last month, in celebration of my husband’s 51st birthday, we enjoyed a four day escape to our state’s gorgeous coast. The Fort Bragg~Mendocino area is about a four hour drive from our home, and holds a special place in our collective heart. We spent many random long weekends and holidays in this splendid place prior to our wedding nearly seven years ago. We really haven’t had a chance to visit as much as we used to in the last few years-illness, our home, responsibilities, expenses and other needs have stood in the way of wants. Such is life. But that is what made this time away all the more special.

My husband, overlooking the Pacific

My husband, overlooking the Pacific

The ocean view at Glass Beach~Fort Bragg

The ocean view at Glass Beach~Fort Bragg

The bounty of Glass Beach, Fort Bragg. A famous and favorite spot for gorgeous, authentic sea glass.

The bounty of Glass Beach, Fort Bragg. A famous and favorite spot for gorgeous, authentic sea glass.

The cliffs of Mendocino

The cliffs of Mendocino

Mendocino sunset

Mendocino sunset

Stretch of coast between Fort Bragg and Mendocino

Stretch of coast between Fort Bragg and Mendocino

Mackerricher State Park, north of Fort Bragg

Mackerricher State Park, north of Fort Bragg

Path to the coast~MacKerricher State Park

Path to the coast~MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher State Park

Ocean waves, MacKerricher State Park

Ocean waves, MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher State Park

My husband on his birthday~MacKerricher State Park

My husband on his birthday~MacKerricher State Park

Sunset view from our room~Fort Bragg

Sunset view from our room~Fort Bragg

My husband's birthday sunset~Fort Bragg

My husband’s birthday sunset~Fort Bragg

This amazing time together was the perfect way to celebrate my husband’s next trip around the sun~a good and loving man who deserves everything he dreams of. This time with him also returned me to a fundamental truth~travel, this earth, beauty and love, all of it reminds me that I am meant to be here. Alive, happy and aware.

Have a gorgeous week.

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