Is The Road Always Better Than The Inn?


Is The Road Always Better
Than The Inn?

The immortal words of the proverb come from the book “Don Quixote de la Mancha”, which was written in 1613 by the famous Spanish novelist, poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

It is a story about a gentleman called Don Quixote, who “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.” It is a story about the life journey which he undertook together with his companion Sancho Panza. Besides the saying, I used for the title, the book is filled with the wisdom, which we commonly use in English, like “By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece”, or “Can we ever have too much of a good thing?”, as well as “There is not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault”, and “No limit but the sky”. I found these quotes on Wikiquote online, and there are many more that you can enjoy as well. If you do not have time to read the whole book (over 500 pages), you can do what I did, and borrow the audio book and listen to it in the car.

The saying has other meanings as well, which came to mind for this story.

I am writing this email on a Sunday night, while staying in The Sea Ranch. We arrived here on Friday afternoon. It took us three hours to get here because of the traffic and road construction. On the way, we stopped in Jenner to stretch our legs and to have lunch on the deck overlooking the Russian River, before it connects with the ocean. We’ve taken this journey many, many times and in spite of the familiarity and the winding road, it takes an hour to drive the last 27 miles on the winding, very picturesque road.

And though we enjoyed the road which goes through the agricultural area, this joy is nothing in comparison with the experience which we have during our stay in The Sea Ranch – the Inn (hence the question mark in the title). But this experience I will share with you next week.

P.S. These four images are from our journey, including our stop in Jenner.

Enjoy and Share with a friend.

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