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Escape to Mendocino

I spent the days following the election in a remote and beautiful home on the coast with a good friend, good food, and the beauty of nature. I have to give her credit for this plan, which she made months ago; it was the perfect time to get away.

The view of the ocean from the balcony and the fog rolling over the Pacific created a perfect relaxing backdrop. There is no sound more peaceful to me than the sound of the ocean crashing on the beach.

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sand, sky, sea
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fog bank rolling in
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the churning pacific
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sea bird dance

We went hiking at Van Damme state park which was green and lush after the exceptionally rainy October we had in northern California.

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a forest so dense only one shaft of light breaks through
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a magic place
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greenest of the green

We passed some people who asked us if we were mushroom hunting. No, but I did take pictures of some mushrooms.

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I didn’t even notice the banana slug until I reviewed my photos
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mushrooms that look like flowers

Before heading home, we visited Glass Beach, which is exactly what it sounds like.

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souvenirs
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unbelievably red ice plant
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