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The Move Part 2: Southern Cal to Portland

A couple of days in Pasadena to stretch our legs did us good and so we ventured North up the coast. We took at stab at Priceline and ended up in Carmel for the night, not too far from the Walker house by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Navigating San Francisco’s winding streets with a trailer sounded less than appealing, so we headed straight for the coastal wine country near Mendocino for a spectacular night at the Glendeven Inn – which might be my favorite rural hotel in the US.

Perched along seaside cliffs, the Glendeven has sprawling flower & vegetable gardens, chicken coops, and rolling paddocks populated with a family of llamas wandering about and rolling the the grass. There is a 2 mile hike through Andrew Wyeth-esque wheat fields and cedar barns along the coast, and a 9 mile hike into the redwoods. Not to mention fireplaces in the rooms, the overflowing baskets of breakfast delivered to your door, and the wine bar in the lobby.

2 Days later, after a bit of renegade car camping we ended our journey in Portland in all of it’s lush summer glory. I can’t wait to see what the Pacific Northwest has in store for us.


Patrick takes a dip in the freezing cold ocean while I drool over the Walker House

Our cozy loft room at the Glendeven

Stunning beauty everywhere you turn.

Dinner at Ravens – freshly sourced from their organic gardens.

Breakfast basket on the porch in the sunshine = HEAVEN

July flowers in Northeast Portland – Our new neighborhood!