Two feet of snow in the Northeast? "Wind gusting to 40 mph blew the snow sideways"? Ha ha ha ha. It's been 70 degrees and clear in San Francisco for the last week. Ken and I took advantage of the weather to head up to Mendocino for a couple of days. Mendocino is a hippy/art town on the coast about three and a half hours north of SF. It's a mellow town with lots of good restaurants. Alas, half the town is closed until mid-February, but we had an excellent stay and dinner at the Mendicino Hotel.
We walked around the coast and mostly just relaxed, took photos. On the way back we drove through the Alexander Valley and stopped in Navarro Vineyards for wine and Healdsburg for lunch. California is a good place to be.