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We returned from our lovely visit to the northern coast of California a few days ago, but just now able to sit down and reflect on the details of our trip. Since we arrived back in Florida on a Sunday night, we had to unpack and hit the ground running on Monday morning – basking in the glow of our trip wasn’t really an option, but we still have great memories!

As soon as my husband flew into San Jose, I picked him up and off we went…until we realized that we left the camera at home! We knew there were going to be PLENTY of photo opps on this trip, so we stopped by Target, sucked it up and bought a cute little camera. Memories safe…check!

Jumped on the 101 North – discovered the sweet rental SUV had an iPhone connection, so we jammed the whole trip to our favorite playlists. Thank goodness since some of our driving was in remote areas and it was like we had our own private soundtrack for our journey! U2, Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay…all my faves.

Good thing we left when we did since it took us about 4 1/2 hours to get to our final destination – the Elk Cove Inn in Elk. The sun was starting to go down and we were on some treacherous roads. Keep in mind I’m from Florida, so anything that’s not at least 4 lanes, flat, newly paved and dotted with strip malls is like going off road in a developing country. The beautiful winding roads took us through some of the most amazing scenery – quaint towns with not even a stop sign, past lovely vineyards and wineries, impoverished areas too…the trip had a little sampling of every background imaginable.

As we turned onto US 1 drawing closer to the Inn, the bluffs greeted us – as did the fog and sundown. We were starving and road-weary, ready for some dinner and concerned that the area was so remote, we’d be eating the rest of the fig newtons we had purchased way back in Sausalito! We stumbled upon a cute little dining spot called Bridget Dolan’s. Wonderful pizza, even better wine. After we ate, we found the Inn and settled into our cute little room. It was extremely comfortable and had all the amenities we were looking for in a getaway including a very reasonable price and delicious breakfast each morning. We highly recommend it!

It’s getting late, so tomorrow I’ll share all that we did on our one full day in the area. In the meantime, check out my new Flickr link on the right side of this page. You’ll see some of the pics from our journey. Night!

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