Category Archives: Off the Beaten Path

Drive Back Home from Sea Ranch and Champagne Tasting in Sonoma 🍾

After a wonderful relaxing Labor Day weekend at Sea Ranch we headed home on Monday morning. We drove on the coast and then chose to cut across Sonoma wine country via Guernville to head home; instead of driving through Marin and San Francisco which is the route we took when we came up to Sea Ranch.

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Studio Art Tour at Sea Ranch and Gualala

When we visited Sea Ranch this past Labor Day weekend, I was so thrilled to find out there was an artist studio tour happening. This is a type of drive -at-your-pace art tour when artists open their home studios for visitors to see their art and purchase them too.

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Walks on the Bluff and Beachside Musings at Sea Ranch

Sea Ranch an idyllic coastal village on the Mendocino coast is a magical place with trails that run for miles and miles along the ocean side. Beautiful views of jagged rocks, blue waters, and majestic cliffs are a surprise around every bend. This area is so beautiful that it’s hard to resist the countless photos one takes 😁.

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Labor Day Weekend at Sea Ranch with Friends Dave and Rose

Hello! Happy September! How was your Labor Day holiday? It was hot hot hot around here. Fortunately we had planned our holiday weekend up the coast a while back, especially after a hectic month of wedding and family visiting. It worked out perfectly because the weather on the coast at Sea Ranch was phenomenal! Cool, sunny, temps in the 60s and 70s, with spectacular ocean views. It was the perfect relaxing holiday we needed!

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Holiday Down Memory Lane. Visit to The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya

In the summer of 2016 we visited family in Kenya, but before heading home to the coastal city of Mombasa we made a detour to stop at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi.

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Holiday Down Memory Lane. Releasing Baby Turtles into the Ocean in Punta Mita, Mexico

Hello hope your’e having a great week and are ready for the long weekend. With so many of us traveling to places far and near, I thought let me share some adventures from our previous holidays. Especially since we aren’t traveling this summer – we have a wedding in the family. Our eldest daughter is getting married this summer 💐! Back to this post. This is one of my all time favorite holiday experiences that I would love to share again! Enjoy!!

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Friday Flowers. Magic Pink Carpet at Pacific Grove, Monterey County

Happy Friday! Hope you had a great week. Today I am so excited to share with you these beautiful pics of a walk on the bluff at Pacific Grove to admire the carpet of prink ice plants in spring bloom.

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