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The Holidays!

Wow! Thanksgiving and now Christmas have passed. The New Year is less than a week away. Yes, we have been busy. Immediately following the Day of the Dead celebration, we decorated for the holidays. Even as early as Thanksgiving, guests enjoy the greenery and color. Also, the Candlelight Inn tour follows Thanksgiving and we have…

Don’t Give-Up Your Land Line!

In 2005, Molly Wood, a senior editor at cnet.com, issued a column The cell phone industry: Big Tobacco 2.0?, in which she wondered if the popular and addictive cell phone is not unlike cigarettes. The cell industry then and now actively argues that scientific evidence does not demonstrate a relationship between cell phone use and…

Peter Greenberg and Gypsy

Gypsy is doing great! Here he is with Today Show’s Travel Editor, Peter Greenberg. Peter came to Mendocino County to broadcast his weekly Worldwide Radio Show. Several years ago his producers asked us to send video tape of of guests with their dogs as well as a selection of our pet amenities for a segment…

Dogs, weddings, and dinners

Gypsy – It has been almost two weeks since the last entry. To begin, Gypsy is doing very well. He runs and plays with guests’ dogs as well as Murphy. He shows no adverse signs in spite of his diagnosis. His hair is regrowing where he was shaved for intravenous support and for the many…

We take a vacation

Joan left Mendocino to visit relatives in Winnipeg and Matlock, both in Manitoba. We have a cottage about 100 yards from Lake Winnipeg – a huge lake which drains to the north into Hudson ‘s Bay. I followed a week later, July 29th, 2008. At the Lake, there is only very slow dial-up and these…

Wild Fires Gone

Wild fires are out in Mendocino County! The Coast was clear throughout the long ordeal that began on the summer solstice. We drove through Mendocino County’s wine country and it is beautiful. Along Highway 128 and our other major roads, the vines are vigorous and healthy and there is no visible damage to the forests…

Wild Fires Abating!

Ten days ago a “dry” thunderstorm moved over much of Northern California creating more 1000 wildfires, many in Mendocino County. While Mendocino’s “Coast is Clear” has been true the last ten days, many of our neighbors have been beset by smoke and fires. My assistant and our head of projects (building and maintenance) Ryan Rhoades…

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