We love this place called Motel Inverness. (Andrew made the reservations the first year and I didn't have high expectations, but it ended up being really great. )
There are a lot of pretty little gardens all around
and places for the kids to run around. (The owners have a little one that's a few months younger than Anderson. )
And it is right in the middle of a bird sanctuary.
Here's the view from our patio:
You can walk out on the pier and watch the egrets and pelicans
There's a little house to sit and meditate and watch the animals.
There was not a great deal of meditating going on, but it was still a nice view.
And there were plenty of leaves to gather and jump in.