|Tom and I drove up the coast to Sea Ranch. There was a little store by the gas station in Valley|
Ford––The Wool Mill––that sold things made of wool. Bedding, clothing, rugs, cupcakes.
|Tom only took four computers on vacation this time. I took my watercolors instead of my |
computer and painted like crazy.
|We entered the woods.|
|We walked along the trail that runs for ten miles by the ocean.|
|The Sea Ranch Lodge is a very nice place to stay. But we had to stay in a house because Tom|
wanted to cook.
|There was jazz Thursday night at the lodge. The singer reminded me a little bit of|
|I love the colors in the dressing rooms.|
|There's a tiny sauna for women at the top of the steps. There's a|
bigger one for girls and boys downstairs, and that's the one we used.
|This is the house where we stayed. There's a great little shop in Gualala|
that sells Marimekko, and Tom bought me a new dress.
|And don't faint, but here's my new Marimekko apron. I wear it not to cook in, but to clean up|
after other people cook––and to paint in.
|We did miles of walking. Here's a poem the Cricket read to me about walking when we were|
at Lake Tahoe.
|On our very last day it rained. We hadn't seen or heard rain in so long, we were stunned.|
|When I texted msmasmushly about the rain, she wrote back, "Oooooooh - fireplace going?"|
Is she not a genius? Tom immediately built a fire and I texted back, "Of course!"
|Lots of watercoloring done by the end of the week.|
|Back home again on our own beach. Tell me again: Why did we go on vacation?|