Sunday, September 25, 2011

An Anniversary Weekend

It's been one year since Brian and I were married.  A good year and hopefully many more like it :o)

By Kyana Taillon Photography

To celebrate we decided to take a trip to the coast for the weekend.  The weather at home has been in the mid to high 90's the past few weeks so we were looking forward to getting away from the heat!  I really love the Northern California coast and since we live in the valley of Northern California it's not too far away.  The drive was really beautiful.  The fog started coming in in the late afternoon so we had golden rolling hills with pockets of fog all around.  We took the coastal highway up to Point Arena so we had breathtaking views of the ocean on one side and the hills on the other.
Around 4 in the afternoon we made it to the Wharf Master's Inn in Point Arena. 

And we were so lucky we were in the section closest to the ocean on the middle of the top floor!

Our room was really nice, we had a four poster bed:

Jacuzzi tub:

A fireplace!

And an amazing veiw from our very own private balcony!

Here's the actual view!  We didn't have sunny skies, but this is the Northern California coast, and we were appreciative of the cool, crisp weather :o)

And here's me after our long drive, I was exhausted and the chair was comfy :o)

After unpacking, we went down to the pier to check things out.  There were a couple of restaurants and a few small shops.  There were even a couple surfers out in the cove.

A view of the pier:

After dinner at one of the wharf restaurants we headed back to our room and chatted with our neighbor Mr. Frog along the way.

Then we enjoyed the electric flames from our fireplace, just for fun:

The next morning we were greeted by sunshine and Brian and I hung out on our balcony.  I'm not sure what Brian is looking at, it must have been interesting to distract from the ocean view!

Then it was time to head back home.   The drive through this part of California is spectacular.  It's not too densely populated along the coast and most of it is dairy and cattle land so you'll see farms scattered over the landscape.

And you'll see cute, small towns every few miles:

Oh, to be rich and be able to afford a house here!

And heading inland to go home, we drove through miles and miles of vineyard covered rolling hills.  We are both not wine drinkers but if you are, Napa Valley is the place to go.  And even if you aren't the scenery is beautiful and worth the trip too!

Then we were back in our neck of the woods, the farmland of the Central Valley:

It was the perfect anniversary weekend.  Here's to many more years together, around 170 if we live to be 200 like Brian is hoping for :o)

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