California decennium

Troy decided to celebrate his ten-year anniversary of living in California by inviting friends to stay over a long weekend at a house on the North Coast. And not just any house, mind you. This house:

The Old Kent Ranch, or Spring Ranch, is located right on Highway 1 south of Mendocino. It was built in 1869, and has 12-foot ceilings, redwood paneling, a formal dining room and six bedrooms. It’s decorated with antiques, and you really do feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you walk in the door. Peter thought it would be a great place to host a murder mystery.

Coincidentally, it was also Peter’s 10th anniversary of California-living, and he agreed to cook his roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for us on Saturday. Jennifer did breakfast that morning, and Ed and Bryan and Fritz also shared part of the weekend with us.

The food was ridiculously good, and so was the wine. A good time was had by all, but I was feeling a little “full” by the end of Saturday night.

p.s. The barns across the road are “some of the most photographed and painted barns on the California coast.” So there’s no need to add a picture of them. I’m sure you’ve already seen them.

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One Comment on “California decennium”

  1. Ed Says:

    Thanks again for organizing this! It was fun.

    I just got around to cleaning-out my car today and I found a half-bottle of what used to be grapefruit juice. It seems to have magically mutated into a greyhound. I wonder how that happened. Nature sure is miraculous.

    I wonder what would have happened to the mushroom ice cream if it had been subjected to similar treatment.


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