Today was nature day! We kicked the morning off with a quick drive to Battery Spencer, where we hiked up a little hill that overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge. The sun wasn’t quite right this morning though, so we came back again in the evening on our way back in. That’s when I took this pic.
After Battery Spencer we drove a few more minutes up to Sausalito, where we grabbed some ice cream and wandered around. It’s a cute little town! There are boats EVERYWHERE. Leaving there we made our way to the Muir Woods. The woods are gorgeous! I did not expect the parking to be so impossibly hard, nor did I expect us to score one of the closest possible spots. I also didn’t expect so much of the woods to be stroller accessible. That felt a little weird, but we did eventually find a couple of more natural paths with fewer drooling kids. It’s crazy how quiet it is out there, and the smells are amazing. Actually, as we were walking out I felt a drip on my head, but didn’t feel anything wet there, so I brushed it off. It wasn’t until this evening heading back when I realized that a glob of sap had fallen into my hair! A patch of hair was sticking together, and it was gross to touch, but MAN the smell on my fingers was amazing. I finally have smelled the smell that so many air freshener companies word so hard to emulate.
After we left the woods we headed further north to Point Reyes. On a whim we pulled into a little area marked “Muir Beach Overlook.” HOLY CRAP it was beautiful! There’s a long rocky path that juts out into the ocean. You can walk out there and see the rocky coast on either side of you, with the giant ocean straight ahead. So crazy. The road out there along the coast is gorgeous too. I really, really want to do this drive in my Tesla someday. It’s spectacular.
We got to the point where we were about 20 minutes away from Point Reyes, when suddenly we were engulfed by fog. It was like we’d just driven directly into a cloud. It took forever, but we made it out to the Point, and even though the lighthouse was closed, we still managed to walk pretty close to it. The thick fog made everything feel eerie yet super cool. There were several small deer that walked pretty much right up to us too. The whole thing was surreal, especially considering that only an hour or so before we had taken pictures in front of the Golden Gate Bridge under a clear blue sky. California is nuts, folks.
Finally, tonight we had dinner at a place called Flour + Water, an amazing Italian joint. I had two beers and started drunkenly pointing out that every song was by Hall & Oates. I thought it was hilarious. Emily was definitely embarrassed. I guess that makes it bed time!