Kory & Mandy's Day of FUN!
Trip Start Jun 04, 2011
8Trip End Jun 18, 2011
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The sun was shining bright when our alarm went off this morning - perfect weather for heading out to MacKerracher State Park to check out some tidal pools! After a few cups of coffee (brewed in the kitchen of our cottage) and a quick stop at Rite Aid for water shoes, we were on our way. The park ranger who greeted us at the entrance was awesome...his first question was, "Well guys, what kind of fun are you looking for today?". We told him we wanted to check out the tidal pools so he provided us with a map and a quick (and funny) explanation of how to get to the pools. He also mentioned the park has "6 miles of sandy beach for enjoying a romantic walk...and 4 miles of cliffs if you have issues" - LOL! Once we arrived at the tidal pools, we were eager to get our adventure started. The first thing we saw were seals (big ones and babies!) napping in the sun on a large rock - they were SO cute!
After lunch we made a quick trip back to the cottage to change, and headed into Mendocino to check out the cute little shops downtown. Our first stop was for coffee, which was delicious (caramel latte for Kory and a white chocolate latte for me - perfecto!)..the perfect treat to enjoy as we perused Main St
Around 9 we were hungry again so we headed back into Mendo to find some supper. We were hoping to hit up the Mendocino Cafe, based on the rave reviews we've read, but we walked in only to find out they were closed - argh! So we headed to Patterson's instead, which turned out to be a small pub with amazingly delicious food! We should know, we sampled almost everything on the menu LOL! Veggie spring rolls to start, spicy chicken noodle soup and beer-battered halibut with sweet potato fries for me, and a Philly cheese steak for Kory...boy, were we full!!
Now we're back in our cottage, preparing for an early drive into San Fran tomorrow. Super sad to be leaving Mendocino though, our stay here has been absolutely wonderful and we can't wait to make a trip back someday - and stay longer than 2 nights! Thanks Mendocino...it's been a slice :)
Off to San Francisco tomorrow - tune into SportsNet tomorrow night to see us at the Giants vs. Reds game - we'll be front and center behind home plate!!!