A trip to Pescadero and a staycation at Costanoa

This is about as real-time blogging as I'm going to get.  This past weekend we went on a quick trip to Pescadero (about an hour's drive) and stayed overnight at the Costanoa resort.  It was a spectacularly beautiful day!  I probably got more sunshine this weekend than a month's worth in Daly City. 

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Lounging by their outdoor fireplaces.

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A quick trip to Pescadero for lunch and shopping.

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Vintage plaid.

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Pizza and deep-fried artichokes and beer. 

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These deep-fried artichokes were amazing!  Probably deep fried twice because it was so crispy.  And some mayo to go with it because it wasn't quite unhealthy enough.

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And then to the most hipsterish of coffee shops.

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For display purposes only.

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Mini screen room where they were screening a black and white film with no sound.

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And then the actual coffee shop portion of the coffee shop.

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Artichokes and motorcycles, only in Pescadero (guess they're known for their artichokes.  They have a famous grocery store called Arcangeli's that makes an amazing garlic artichoke bread)

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The main intersection in town.

And then we checked-in to Costanoa

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The view from our balcony.

Later, we played a thrilling game of ladder golf.  Look at that form, and my awesome score (bottom rung is 3 points, middle is 2 and the top rung is 1 point).

I also had an amazing massage there and would recommend it if you ever stay there.

And the lodge at night.  We also ate at their only restaurant, Cascade, and I would say it's pretty good and at decent prices.  I had a kale and nori salad with yuzu dressing (something I'm going to try to whip up at home later) and game hen.  Brian had pork tenderloin, which was also yummy.  Later, we roasted some marshmallows over their open fire pit (the perfect dessert).  If you're in the Bay Area I would definitely recommend a stay here for a super quick getaway.