We got back this afternoon from a wonderful few days in Mendocino. My parents and one of my sisters joined P, me, and the Chordas family, whom we’ve all known since I was a baby. It was great to have everyone together again in Mendocino. We went to the beach, sort of successfully went mushroom hunting (Melissa & her dad found about a pound of chanterelles), and made a big new years dinner at our cabin.
I took more pictures with the Polaroid, so maybe those will get up on flickr someday.
This was Hazel’s first time at the beach, and while she really liked the sand and all the sticks, she is definitely unsure about all the water. To get to part of the beach we like in Mendocino you have to cross a stream and on the way there Paul had to carry her across.
On the way back we all took turns jumping across the narrow part of the stream and then calling her across. She paced around for a second and then jumped across! It was pretty damn cute how excited she was once she got on the other side.
We are already making plans for a return trip. There is just something about the mist and the wooden streets and the delicious baked goods and the cabins with hot tubs and fireplaces that makes Mendocino a perfect little town.