I have a confession: I am obsessed with A-framed houses.
So when I stumbled across this angular gem on AirBnb (click the photo above for the direct link) I had to experience it for myself. Seeing as my birthday was fast approaching at the time (clearly this post is a bit dated), I used it as an excuse to book the trip! Come mid-May Allan and I found ourselves in the North Bay, more specifically in Cazadero and Guerneville, late on a Friday night. I mean, it took us some time to actually find the cabin (my GPS insisted on telling us to turn sharply and directly into the side of a mountain.) Despite our GPS woes, when we actually found the correct route, and eventually cabin, we cozied up instantly. Allan lit a fire and we vegged out watching one of our favorite TV shows. Cozy, right?
The next morning we woke up slowly and basked in the glory that was the deep green, misty forest around us. While Allan made yet another fire (can you blame us?), I prepared coffee and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Just typing that last sentence brings a smile to my face.
Afterwards, Allan and I drove to Bodega Bay and enjoyed delicious sea food at a restaurant located directly in front of the bay. On our way back we stopped at this adorable Russian owned plant stand on the side of the road. I couldn't help myself and I proceeded to buy yet another plant. (I have too many. I think it's becoming problematic.). We even stopped at Duncans Mills, one of the several locations Allan, myself, Zach, and Lacy stopped at after Allan Wheeler proposed (*romantic sigh*).
Later that evening we drove into Guerneville, a town which is unassumingly cool. Another fun fact: this is also on that list of several spots we all stopped in directly following Allan's proposal (*romantic sigh again*). After eating some street tacos we almost left, but stumbled across this awesome collective space fittingly named The Guerneville Bank Club (it's in a bank after all). We ate artisanal ice cream, snapped a few photos in their photo booth, browsed a curated section of handmade goods, and learned a short blip about Guerneville's history.
Overall this trip was quite magical. Enough relaxation and exploration to make me such a happy girl. I'm really looking forward to another trip like it (maybe an Eastern Sierra Roadtrip?). Till then...