to mend a broken heart.

The last time I was up in Fort Bragg, California, I was about seven or eight years old. At that time, I had the coolest watch ever; it was one of those watches that you could shake up, and you could see glitter and confetti float around. What made it even better was the fact that it was a Little Mermaid watch! Well, being the seven year old that I was, I took it off to dig in the sand and forgot it when we left. I cried for hours that day, definitely one of the saddest days from childhood, hehe.

Over twenty years later, I wanted to drive up the coast to revisit the place that broke my heart. This time, however, there were no broken hearts. Exact opposite happened, actually.

The ocean mended my heart.

Here are some pictures from our drive up to Mendocino/Fort Bragg:

We stayed at this beautiful eco-retreat, Stanford Inn. It was so peaceful and relaxing, and I’m glad we randomly found this place on the side of Highway 1. Not only is it environmentally friendly, it has a phenomenal garden, which they use to get all ingredients for the restaurant on the premises. Plus, we were given bicycle rentals, which we didn’t have time to utilize, but how cool is that?! Red doors for each suite? Yes, please! Dog friendly? Why, of course! Maui and Hilo would’ve loved this place! This amazing retreat will definitely be on the “need to go back here” list in the near future.

I want to list all of the little pit stops that we went to, but because I’m short on time today, I’m gonna end the post here. I’ll have to share more pictures of our weekend excursion either later today or tomorrow.

PS: I’m counting down the days…



Filed under beach, family, personal, vacation

8 responses to “to mend a broken heart.

  1. Looks really nice. Been trying to find a cool spot in cali and i think i might have just found it. =D

  2. You go to the prettiest places!

  3. Such a heart warming story

  4. What great photos! Looks like fun. It was great to see you this weekend!

  5. what a great story. i wanna go there now tho.

  6. I love that area! It is just past the place where we camp each year. Next time you go you have to go to Corine’s – best clam chowder ever!

  7. Sounds like a great place! LOVING all the photos!!

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