I had to wait a night to watchÂ “Downton Abbey” this week, but it was for a good cause. Â Scott and I were living our own little English historical drama, all without leaving the Bay Area.
We left the boys with my parents (I love you guys!) and stayed here, at the Pelican Inn in Muir Beach.
We’ve been here before, and we love it. Â If you want a rustic little inn that makes you feel like you’re in a Daphne DuMaurier novel, this is your place. Â Everywhere you look, there is something quaint and intriguing to catch your eye.
There is an English pub downstairs, and a dining room with a massive fireplace and wood paneling and delicious food.
Best of all, it’s a five-minute walk to the beach.
And you can hike up the hills for a great view.
There is nothing like getting out of your normal routine to get refreshed, to get a new perspective. Â And looking at the ocean does that, too.
Best of all, I got to spend quality time with my guy. Â We not only started conversations, we finished them. Â When you are a parent, that is huge.
Of course, we talked about the kids a lot. Â And it was so great to see them again tonight, to hug them and hear about their adventures with Grandma and Grandpa. Â We all had a terrific weekend (though I’d say my folks could use another one after watching the guys for thirty hours straight).
And when we got home,Â we caught up on “Downton.” What a season! Â I’m loving it. Â Love how Mary may be reconsidering Tony (I like the other guy sooo muchÂ Â better), and how Lady Violet has had a romantic intrigue in her past, and how Edith may be edging closer to telling the truth to her family (just let it all out, girl!). Â Good stuff.
What is making you happy this week? Â (And if it’s “Downton,” what did you think of this last episode?).