Jack London State Historic Park

A few months ago my friend Loni and I took an overnight trip up to the Petaluma/Glen Ellen area for a little exploration time and good ol' fashioned girl-camping.   We spent most of the day on Saturday wandering the Jack London State Historic Park.  Our first stop was to see Jack London's modest grave; his ashes are buried under a large rock which is just a short walk away from the Wolf House ruins. This was his dream home that burned down before construction was completed in August of 1913, a month before Jack and his wife Charmian planned to move in. Jack died in 1916, and his plans the re-build of their dream home never came to fruition.  The 4-story house looks like it would have been so amazing if it had ever been completed, but it's also pretty amazing exactly as it is now... in ruins tucked away in a redwood forest.

We also took the tour of the vineyard cottage they resided in while the Wolf House was under construction, which I really, really loved. Charmian's bedroom was an absolute dream - I would  live there in a hot second, and would probably spend all of my days reading in the sunny window nook Jack had built for her.