Travels With Caroline – Part 3

We had an uneventful drive south from Leggett to Mendocino.  The weather cleared up as the drive went on, turning into a beautiful day on the California coast.  As we approached the turn to downtownMendocino, this view assaulted our senses:

Mendocino bay 1

We arrived in Mendocino about lunch time and starving, so our first stop was the Goodlife Cafe and Bakery.  A sign on the front door welcomed us, saying the Cafe welcomes all races, creeds, colors, genders and sexual persuasions, all were safe there.  We felt good about ourselves and entered confidently.  The food was excellent.  Fortified and safe, we ventured out to explore Mendocino.

Some views from around the town.

Mendocino bench cham texture signed

Mendocino pond and towe signedr

Museum and water tower Mendocino

Entertaining the kids.

Entertaining the kids Mendocino

Taking it easy in a bookstore.

What you do in a bookstore

This nice lady is homeless, begging for lunch money

Homeless lady Mendocino

I painted this as we walked by.  Another example of fake news.

Mendocino alley impression signed

This lovely model posed for me on the bluff.

Caroline in Mendocino

Mendocino does have a church or two.

Mendocino cburch nik

After Mendocino, we returned to Ft. Bragg, 10 miles north where we were spending the night.  We had dinner at a hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant, Luna’s Trattoria.  The food was excellent and the service was just as good.  We then went to see the sunset at Glass Beach.

Caroline at glass beach Old man on glass beach

Glass beach signed

Glass beach sunset nik soft colors

Glass beach driftwood

The next morning we headed south to San Francisco.

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