So, I know I mentioned this the other day, but I’m one hundred percent obsessed with the little city of Sausalito and am currently plotting my move there. First, I just have to win the lottery. Pshhhhhh
Until I scratch off my winning ticket, however, I’m content with just visiting and Almanzo and I were lucky enough to score a pretty sweet hotel room there on Saturday night that was heavily discounted. Y’all know me…I’m always the obsessive compulsive planner in situations like this but I have to say—sometimes it pays to call a hotel at eleven o’clock at night looking (pleading) for vacancy. Or maybe it was just the desperate tone of my voice after standing all day at Outside Lands, battling hippies and drunks alike. I honestly don’t know what it was…..but I’m not complaining. No, not in the slightest tiniest bit.
We staggered into Casa Madrona around eleven thirty, me with greasy pigtail braids and a face that clearly said don’t-mess-with-me-just-give-me-a-shower and Almanzo just simply carrying a change of clothes, holding his toothbrush in his mouth (I love it when he does that). We clearly looked more like we should be staying in a hostel than a luxury hotel but that’s just how we roll.
The room they gave us was the last room vacant in the entire hotel and it was gloooooorious. And, as luck would have it, we had actually forgotten a bottle of our wine in the restaurant downstairs a few nights ago, so while Almanzo checked in I grabbed it and the whole thing just unfolded perfectly. Don’t you love it when that happens? Check out the sweet deck in the back:
And the windy outdoor staircase up to the room…
It was more like an old Victorian cottage than a hotel room…I still can’t believe we got so lucky!
So, while I was busy scrubbing the grime from my arm hair and relishing wondrous hot water, Almanzo was busy taking some serious night shots from our balcony. Check these out—I couldn’t believe the top one was shot in pitch black, with zero flash!
Here’s the same view in the morning
I just don’t know how he does that…..but I’m trying to learn. Maybe I can get him to do a photography 101 post on here sometime…that would be lovely, no?
Some other fun shots from our mini-vacay in Sausalito:
Like I said, I’m anxiously working on my lottery scratch off skills. I’ll keep you all posted on how that works out for me. Until then…
Back to the drawing board.