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{weekend notes}

We are on our final week of July….holy smokes, how did that happen?  Weekends notes is late, but you know how it goes.  Shit happens.  Normally on a Monday.


Intentions for the week:

You can read last weeks (updated) Intentions here {weekend notes}.  I wanted to see if this would get my ass in gear.  I’d say I did okay….thank god there is always next week…Ha 🙂

  • Deep clean office/throw everything away (almost done)
  • Pack (light) for Vegas….I’m terrible at packing
  • Cards with GG
  • Track ALL food on My Fitness Pal (I did two days then gave up)
  • Do good shit for others – aka random acts of kindness
  • Finish Serial podcast (didn’t listen to it once last week)
  • Mani + pedi
  • Car wash inside + out
  • Make honey lemon chicken
  • Schedule safety recall on the Pilot…any other fellow Honda Pilot owners get one of these?
  • Go to be by 10pm!


How about some highlights from the weekend?

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Have you ever decided Friday around 6pm to take off.  I’m talking leave without a plan.  No idea where you’re going?  Just a direction.  Me either.  But, I did.  Exhilarating!

My over-planning ass was completely content too.

Waking up here was one of the highlights!  Have you ever seen a more beautiful backyard?  Me either!



Leggett, Ca //

Where Hwy 1 ends and 101 begins.  Also the home of the famous Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree.

Height: 315 feet

Diameter: 21 feet

Age: 2,400 years

Travelers have been taking pictures of their vehicles inside this tree since 1937.

Pretty cool!

And worth the drive!



Wine //

We brake for wineries.  Especially wineries that look like this.  Pacific Star Winery is a nestled into a cliff side about 12 miles north of Fort Bragg.

I stole this image off the website to show you how impressive this place really is.  My iPhone pictures don’t do it enough justice.
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Best sign ever!


This bench was the spot.

We sat and dangled our feet.

Sipped a bottle of Pacific Star Tempranillo.

Watched the waves crash.

I could have stayed right here.  All Day!


If you’re ever in the neighborhood, please do me a huge favor….STOP here.  Drink the wine and take in the views.


Check out this cottage you can rent for the weekend!


Westport, Ca //

Cruising up the coast, we came upon Westport.

Population: 60

Some of the friendliest folks I’ve ever met.  Accommodating.  Helpful.

This is where we chose to stop and enjoy.



Check out this post office.  It was a tiny little room off the back of the Westport Store.  Never seen anything like it.  That’s still operating.


Dinner with a view //

Reservations were made at Westport Hotel and Old Abalone Pub  for dinner.  Based 100% on the fact the server opened early just to let me use the bathroom.  And gave us all the good spots to check out in Westport until dinner.  I’m telling you, good peeps!


Watched the sunset on the patio while waiting for dessert.






This view for 30 minutes afterwards.  Breathtaking.



Westport Beach Campground Sometimes you get lucky and get the very last campsite.  Check out this campground…they even offer beach sites.  Not with just a beach view.  Actually on the beach!  This is what dreams are made of.  Next time, making reservations.


I went to my first beach bonfire here too!

Waking up to the sound of waves.  I could get used to this!


Westport headlands is the pretties little trail that leads to a black sand beach.






Decided to drive all the way down HWY 1 to Bodega.

122 miles of  “OMG, that’s so beautiful let’s stop”

So many beaches……



Point Arena Light House //

Another…”ohhhh, let’s stop”



Did you know you can tour this lighthouse?  $7.50 get’s you a guided tour…then you’re free to walk the 145 steps up this spiral staircase.  You get to the top and open the door, where you can walk around (outside) for the 360 degree views.

Another, if you’re in the area….STOP here!


4 hours later…..

Spud Point crab sandwiches + Bogle Chard picnic with a view.  This was one of the many highlights, but for sure a favorite!


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A weekend on CA 1 that I will surely never forget.  So many beautiful beaches.  Gorgeous weather.  Sometimes all you need is a little vitamin Sea ♥


xoxo stacyb

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