Fort Bragg / Mendocino: 7/6/2009

Warning: inane content ahead.  It is a journal of what we did while on vacation.  It is not particularly well-written, and should you decide to read it, you will likely experience an overwhelming sense of boredom similar to watching someone else’s home videos.  Proceed with caution.

Woke up this morning to see this:


We’re both early risers now thanks to Troy: Kelly gets up early to feed him, and I get up so I can be at work by 7am, and back at home by 4pm.  This morning, after we fed T-man and made a Starbucks run, we decided to take Troy for his first-ever beach experience.


The ocean didn’t phase him at all.  We stuck his feet in the cold water, and he didn’t even flinch.  What a tough guy.  Also, notice how he is much more stylishly dressed than his father.  Show off.

Just as we started to head back to the house, Troy got a little fussy, so we decided to relax for the rest of the morning until Darci showed up.

After Darci unpacked, we all headed down to Mendocino to do a little window shopping.  It’s a definite tourist trap, full of stores that sell so much crap that you wonder how they could ever stay in business.  The only store that caught my eye was a gallery that sells art that “makes you laugh.”  Whenever I make it big, I’m going to go buy this guy out.  Some of his paintings had me cracking up.  You can see some of his work here:

After tooling around for about an hour, we headed back to the house and had a huge feast, featuring BBQ steaks.  The nice owners graciously provided a Weber charcoal grill for our use, and man, were those steaks good.