Given the opportunity, one should always visit Fort Bragg and Mendocino along the California coast. The area is a long-time favorite of Bill's.
To make that happen on this trip, we stay in Willits along Highway 101 so we can take the Jeep for a day trip.
Taking Hwy 20 from Lakeport is the only way to travel over those mountains, and is a nice drive on Monday morning. We're staying at the Willits Holiday KOA, a pretty little park in the trees. I can't get level in our back-in site, and we can't connect to satellite, but it's fine for a couple nights. The domestic bunnies running around are cute :-)
|Two large bunnies call the park home. Tessa is very interested.|
We spend a wow-filled day taking in the incredible natural beauty, and exploring the small vintage town of Mendocino.
|Such raw power.|
|And delicate beauty.|
|Pudding Creek Trestle|
|The historic Masonic Hall in Mendocino is now a bank.|
|Pops of whimsy along the boardwalk.|
|The drive there and back through the forest is part of the charm.|