July 22, 2013 – Ferndale to Glen Ellen, CA

Not too much to report today. We spend most of the day driving down from Ferndale to Glen Ellen where we will spend the next two nights before heading home.

In Healdsburg we stopped for lunch at Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar.

The view from our table of Willi's Seafood and Raw Bar
The view from our table of Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar

The menu is all small plates which means you will be spending a lot for lunch. We had four items.

Fried calamari with a sweet spicy glaze.  The taste of the glaze took over the entire dish.
Fried calamari with a sweet spicy glaze. The taste of the glaze took over the entire dish.

Hamachi ceviche with taro chips  YUM!
Hamachi ceviche with taro chips YUM!

Crab cake, a little dry
Crab cake, a little dry

Former fish tacos
Former fish tacos

Then we stop at Safeway and pick up a sandwich for supper.

We make it to the Gaige House in Glen Ellen at around 4 which gives us enough time to settle in and arrive downstairs for the wine and munchies hour. The Gaige House is a real favorite of ours especially the Zen suites. Unfortunately we booked too late to get one but we still have a nice king room on the second floor of the house. Ironically, every place we have stayed we’ve been on the second floor with no elevator. This makes for real difficulties with my knee and I am definitely like an old person going up and down the stairs.

A bit after wine and munchie time we spread out our picnic on the back deck. It is a beautiful warm evening and I think a better choice than eating out again.

John opening the wine for our picnic
John opening the wine for our picnic

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