Mendocino County

A week ago, I found myself in the magical hills of Boonville, CA. Restless Cities was very generously hosted by Mendocino County for a crazy four-day wine, beer, and crab experience. They always say first impressions last and in this particular trip, it sure applies. We arrived at around 10pm Friday night at a crazy hilltop cabin where we had to use flashlights to navigate our way around. Completely exhausted from the long drive, we soon gave in to sleep. Come morning time, I woke up in a bedroom surrounded by big glass doors and windows which proudly revealed the gorgeous setting we groggily (and almost blindly) arrived at the night before. It looked like something out of a fairy tale book. It looked like something out of a postcard you might buy from a local bookstore. It was perfect. Traffic noises were replaced by faint sounds of animals in surrounding areas. Directly in front of us were perfectly arranged rows of grapevines that separated us from the road that lead to the outside world. We were there for less than a whole day, but it ultimately became one of the best highlights of such a fantastic adventure. I long to be back in The Other Place for much longer next time with a book and a cup of coffee.

One of the most breathtaking spots we went to (and we went to a lot that weekend) was Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, CA. It's abundant in sea glass as result of pounding waves tumbling glass and pottery into smooth colorful pieces that is now all over the beach. In the third image, you might notice that my hair is half-black and half-burnt auburn or something. I need to get my hair done soon!