This summer I had the chance to go and visit the Mendocino Coast. This is not somewhere I would have normally chosen to visit, but it was quite amazing with a lot of natural beauty. If you ever have the chance, drive up the 101 to the avenue of giants and see some of the most amazing redwoods imaginable. Go a little further and visit the Samoa Cookhouse and have a home cooked meal experience you will not forget. Hooray for beauty being in my backyard. I heart California.