Cafe Gratitude


Friday night, we found our way (by luck) to a restaurant I had been wanting to try since some friends had mentioned it: Cafe Gratitude.

We visited their Healdsburg location on our way North to the Redwood National Parks that we visited over Memorial day weekend.

Cafe Gratitude is the kind of restaurant chain that gets traction easily in Northern California because it is healthy, somewhat alternative, and has an attitude. They serve mostly raw and live food.

In their own words:

Cafe Gratitude is our expression of a world of plenty. Our food and people are a celebration of our aliveness. We select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same. We support local farmers, sustainable agriculture, and environmentally-friendly products. Our food is prepared with love. We invite you to step inside and enjoy being someone who chooses: loving your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful every day, and experiencing being provided for. Have fun and enjoy being nourished.

Alicia and I loved our meal: I am luscious, present and accepting ;). The ambiance was nice and the food was very tasty. And the best of all, you do feel good after eating there. It might be because of the ambiant vibe, the super nice waiting staff or the positive words/sentences spread all over the place. Highly recommended.

Castle Rock

Continuing on our series of local parks, today we hiked in Castle Rock in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a bit less than 1 hour away from home.

Snake fleeing

The weather was awesome and the sun scorching. So much so that at one point, we disturbed a rattlesnake that was taking the sun in the middle of the trail. Happily, both parties agreed that retreat was the best course of action and after waiting a while, we were able to resume our hike.