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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Some Mendocino Favorites

In a previous post, I mentioned that Mary and I visited Mendocino in 1995 and 2000, and still have fond memories of those trips.  Even after this third trip, we haven’t grown tired of it.  In fact, it was a lot of fun to simply walk around rediscovering old memories of the place.

The local lore is that set shots for “Murder She Wrote” were taken here, as were some location shots (even I, a tourist, could give you directions to Jessica’s house!).  Sorry, but I didn’t take a photo of it – it’s operating as a bed and breakfast these days, though, so should be easy enough to find with a search.

The town was the location for other movies and television as well.  A favorite among these is "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" - which also used the similarity to New England as the location setting for the story.

I’ve selected a few of my favorites here – the sculpture on top of the old Masonic Hall (now a bank), a view of the beach from the headlands, a shot of Mary on the headlands with the town in the background, and a shot of the town from a similar nearby vantage point.

This is the last post I’ll write about our visit to Mendocino, as our too short visit quickly came to an end.  From here, we headed back through Anderson Valley and on to Oakland, which we used as a base for two days of sightseeing in San Francisco – those posts are next.

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