Well, last Saturday I attended my third Soroptimist Bingo Bash. Unlike your grandmother’s church bingo, this one features appetizers, free-flowing wine, dinner, raffle prizes and 10 bingo games with the value of each game’s prize package being between $ 800-$ 1000. As you can see, some people found the evening shocking.
Life on the North Coast is like a treasure hunt. I have been here almost 3 years now and I am still finding new and interesting places. With over 20 inches of rain in the last few weeks, the challenge has been finding places to explore in the rain.
Recently, I found Estates Gallery in Fort Bragg. It is a warren of stacks and small rooms filled with books and great places to sit and browse.
Last Saturday was the annual Permaculture Festival and Potluck at the Zeni Ranch. Located 15 miles down Fish Rock Road and high up on a ridgetop between Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, the Zenis have been working this land for well over 100 years. One of the great things about this continuity is that a discussion with any Zeni about sustainable farming and perennial agricultural systems is usually bolstered by stories of moonshining and revenuers.
A couple of friends from San Diego, Marshall and Lois, came up to visit this past weekend. I had a great time showing them around Mendocino and the Anderson Valley because they are both very visual people. Lois is in graphic design and Marshall is a photographer. I saw things I would normally never notice when I looked at things through their eyes.