Friday, February 18, 2022

2022 Sea Ranch - Day #1

For the ninth time in twelve years ['20, '19, '18, '17, '16'14, '13 and '11], we are spending time at Sea Ranch in the winter. We had reservations in January 2020, but Sonoma County closed down as part of a surge in the pandemic and our reservation was cancelled.

We rolled from Carmichael about 8:20 am. We dropped Tiber at Best Friends. Due to a major accident at the junction of highways 29 and 12, waze routed us from 80 to 37 to 121 to 12.

I made reservations at La Rochelle Winery for a tasting. Maggie is now the marketing director there. We met Maggie years ago at Donum, followed her to Three Sticks and then to La Rochelle. I was a nice intimate relaxed tasting.

After the tasting, we stopped at the Glen Ellen Market for sandwiches. Leaving Glen Ellen, we made a tactical error. Waze offered a "quicker" route by going up Highway 101 and taking the Stewards Point Skaggs Springs Road rather than Highway 1 up the coast. Figuring that we were open to something different, we decided to give it a try. Never again. It was a very slow winding road. I think that Morgan actually came this way in the summer of 2020.

Picking up the key in Gualala, we were in the house before 5 pm. We are spending nine nights at Monette. We have never stayed at this house before. After we unloaded the Volvo, we walked south along the bluffs towards the lodge. We got back to the house just in time to enjoy the sunset.

Sharon made some snapper, rice and a caesar salad for dinner. We finished the night watching episode one and two of season four of the The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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