OK, I promised you (and my hus­band) some ideas for the Trip We Take Before We Have the Baby (so much eas­ier to say than “baby­moon”) and hon­estly, I really don’t care. It doesn’t have to be elab­o­rate. I just want decent sur­round­ings and good food. A pool if pos­si­ble. The afore­men­tioned hus­band in relax­ation mode. Any­thing else is just gravy.

I’m open to sug­ges­tions if you have them, but right now my thoughts are Big Sur or Napa. (Yes, going to wine coun­try when you can­not par­take is per­haps not the way to “do” wine coun­try, but I’m not much of a drinker any­way, so I don’t think it would be too much of a loss.) If I found a bag of money on the street, I’d high­tail it to the Post Ranch Inn, but one night there can cost as much as our rent, so…no. It doesn’t look bad, though, huh?

Another place I’d like to go, and this might not be pre-baby trip mate­r­ial, nor with-baby trip mate­r­ial, so let’s just file it away in the some­day trip file, is on an overnight at the Eames house. But, for rea­sons I don’t entirely under­stand, the Eames FAQ will not tell you how much it costs. Much like “price upon request” in décor mags, or a Sotheby’s real estate sign, not reveal­ing the price just means “If you have to ask, you can­not afford it.”

Or maybe it means “Actu­ally, it’s free, but we don’t like to tell you that.” Here’s hoping.

(Post Ranch Inn from the NYT; Eames house from the Eames Foun­da­tion.)