We had an uneventful drive south from Leggett to Mendocino. Â The weather cleared up as the drive went on, turning into a beautiful day on the California coast. Â As we approached the turn to downtownMendocino, this view assaulted our senses:
We arrived in Mendocino about lunch time and starving, so our first stop was the Goodlife Cafe and Bakery. Â A sign on the front door welcomed us, saying the Cafe welcomes all races, creeds, colors, genders and sexual persuasions, all were safe there. Â We felt good about ourselves and entered confidently. Â The food was excellent. Â Fortified and safe, we ventured out to explore Mendocino.
Some views from around the town.
Entertaining the kids.
Taking it easy in a bookstore.
This nice lady is homeless, begging for lunch money
I painted this as we walked by. Â Another example of fake news.
This lovely model posed for me on the bluff.
Mendocino does have a church or two.
After Mendocino, we returned to Ft. Bragg, 10 miles north where we were spending the night. Â We had dinner at a hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant, Lunaâ€™s Trattoria. Â The food was excellent and the service was just as good. Â We then went to see the sunset at Glass Beach.
The next morning we headed south to San Francisco.