hello again. today while tramping along the mendocino headlands admiring the turquoise waters with sister, i heard a voice.
mary. ann. moss!????
a stranger calling my name in the tiny town of mendocino. whaaaa?
it was none other than dear susan warder, a blog friend and fellow teacher from albuquerque that i’ve never met. turns out she’s camping a few miles down the coast with her son, Zach and his wife. we gave each other a big hug and yacked for a bit. what a happy surprise to meet someone i’ve known on the interwebs practically since i began blogging way back in 2007. carol took our picture, which i would like to post, but first i’ll wait to make sure susan isn’t in the witness protection program.
here are a few more random pics of what we’ve been doing. visiting the mendocino botanic gardens. simply divine! the begonias and dahlias are blooming and quite a wonder to behold. you can stroll along the bluffs overlooking the bright ocean. there are quite a few paths that meander through fragrant woodland, groomed garden, and open headlands.
since we’ve been here we’ve met some delightful locals – a man named ed who walks daily along the headlands. he moved here in 1944. he told carol that they need nurses here and she should consider moving. a lovely couple, kelvin & liz who relocated from england to open “wild fish” restaurant (quaint delicious freshly sourced food), a numerologist, and at least half dozen other strange & wonderful menfolk. interesting peeps here along the mendo coast!
tomorrow we push off for points south.
waving, blowing air kisses and sending bear hugs from northern california. we’re heading outside to snuggle in blankets, listen to the waves, and stare up at the milky way.
oh. about my lumberjack shirt. today i didn’t wear it.