Daddy and i got back late Friday afternoon. We had a splendid time! The drive was long and exhausting, but so very beautiful. Redwood trees for miles and miles. Sheep, cows, goats and vineyards stretching for acres.
Our hotel was quaint and right off the highway. They’re in the midst of updating all the rooms. Ours was halfway there. No complaints at all. Good service, comfortable, bed, nice continental breakfast and the price was certainly right. Being centrally located sure was a delight. 🙂
We didn’t hit all the tourist spots i’d hoped to, though we stumbled upon a few more we had no idea were there! We plan to go back with more time planned there. So much more to see and do…
Thursday night we had dinner at Silver’s at the Wharf. OMG! The food was unbelievable!
Friday morning we walked through two state parks taking in picturesque ocean views. Rare birds and endangered regional flowers. Historical logging bridges. So much beauty in the area!
As you can see, Daddy paraded me around town in His collar. Since i cut my hair, the padlock is very visible. We had every reaction you’d think. The men who stared longingly for such a thing, the women who looked in scorn, those who wouldn’t acknowledge our presence at all, and those who took it in stride as normal. Those are my favorite. There was a point where a woman refused to even say good morning to Daddy after seeing me collared. i looked over at Him and said i wish He’d leashed me, too….. really give her something to be upset about. lol The most important collar i’ll ever wear is the one we celebrated on this trip… my wedding ring. ♥ It’s still nice to take the feelings to the next level with my locked collar feeling like a snug reminder that i’m loved and His.
We stumbled upon the botanical gardens as we headed towards home. We were too busy looking to take many pictures. These few just caught my eye.
Great story about this pond! i went over to explore these odd green things when i saw a whole school of tadpoles swimming towards the pond from a puddle in the driveway. There’s a little drain opening where they were swimming in and out. i was so excited!!! ♥ i was practically bouncing with excitement as i called Daddy over to look. Then i told Him i’ve never seen a lillypad in real life either. A grin spread across His face as He began telling me stories of swimming in ponds as a kid full of lillypads and frogs. He loves seeing my child-like wonder as i experience something new for the first time or get excited about the simple things. Good thing i’ll never outgrow that. 🙂
A tidbit of information for those of you unfamiliar with California. Fort Bragg is a town in Mendocino county that is no where near where the old Army base was. 🙂 The base was down in Monterey county. Really far away.
Daddy and i had the best time together!!! There was laughter and ease through the entire trip. We plan to head back again to partake in some their unique shops come the holidays. 😉 Romantic walks and meals shared weren’t at a shortage either. Yes, we made time for that, too! That’s another post! lol