But this last weekend- we took a chance and thanks to some awesome friends- took advantage of a free weekend up in Mendocino. Mendocino is about three hours Northwest of SF, and just happens to be right by our favorite wine country area- Anderson Valley. If the pictures look familiar- we took almost the same trip two years ago. And yes, we did get the Doctor's approval before going!!
While I didn't get to drink the wine (well, a few sips here and there), we did stock up for after the baby is born. AND even more importantly, we bought an awesome bottle of bubbly for NYE (which I really really really hope to have at least one good sized glass) from Roederer Estate.
The weather was cold and crisp, but BLUE BLUE skies the whole weekend.
Here's a slew of pictures.
We started off at Van Damn Beach just around the corner from our Inn:
Then we spent Saturday in Anderson Valley. A must stop: The Apple Farm:
While Mr. Spice tasted wine, I snuck out and took lots of pictures. So beautiful.
Saturday night we were told that we HAD to check out the Festival of Lights at the Fort Bragg Botanical Garden. It was wholesome fun, and Mr. Spice took a gazillion photos testing out our new camera. And you can bet your bottom dollar that we drank hot cocoa.
The cactus area:
We spent Sunday morning walking around Mendocino (which only took about an hour). Mr. Spice LOVED the 'We are 99% Lego Village,' which was 'too mini to fail!!'
On our way to Elk. Another super small coastal town:
Handley State Park in Anderson Valley. It was closed for the season, but looked like an awesome place to camp in the summer:
And because I know you care. Here I am Week 38!
I'll admit I was a bit hesitant going away so close to my due date, but the weekend was so fantastic. Our VERY last weekend away just the two of us (well, plus Huck).
Are you planning a romantic weekend this holiday season??