Monday, November 30, 2009

Researching Mendocino

Based on the recommendations of @PreppyDude on Twitter, I am planning to visit Mendocino County on my next vacation to California. So, I am currently doing some research on what Mendocino is all about. Mendocino is a Northern California coastal county in the heart of wine country. Besides wine, Mendocino is also known for crabs, whales, and mushrooms. Both wine and crabs are celebrated every January during the Mendocino Crab & Wine Festival. Mendocino is home to Ft. Bragg and has also been the home to legendary racehorse Seabiscuit and Jessica Fletcher--the main character on TV's "Murder She Wrote" (which was filmed in Mendocino.) One of the sights I am hopeful of seeing is the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, which is a 47-acre public garden located with direct ocean frontage. While I will be in California during the time-frame of the Crab & Wine Festival, I am doubtful that I will partake of the festivities as I don't really care for wine, nor do I eat crab. However, there are plenty of other things to see and do in Mendocino, so that I won't be missing out if I don't go to the festival. I look forward to exploring this new area and reporting back on what I see and do. Most of all, I look forward to capturing some of the wildly beautiful scenery and sharing it with you.