I use grid notebooks everyday. I could not live with out them. Through blurb.com I have put together one customized with my favorite photos of the coast. Included are pictures from Southern California through Mendocino County. I love the coast, and I love my notebooks. There is 100 pages of blank note paper for your notes, thoughts, diary, sketches, whatever. Mixed into those pages are a bunch of my favorite photographs.
Take a look. This is a great gift idea for yourself or for those you love who also have the deep seeded need like I do to write things down. It comes in a soft cover or hard cover. I love the soft cover myself.