Point Reyes Weekend

It’s Wednesday morning and I keep thinking about how much I want to go back to the beach! Last Friday, we drove up to Point Reyes to meet up with friends for the weekend.  It was wonderful.  We rented a big, rambling, funnnnky house in Inverness and hunkered down for a relaxing weekend.

And the babies joined, too! Georgia and Isla were adorable and so impressively calm and chill with all the people, personalities, noise and verrryyyyy interesting art work through the house.

One of the many things I admire about my friends is how incredibly organized everyone is. Zac prepped a google doc with all the meals, and grocery shopped for all the food, so once we were at the house everyone could just take it easy.  Everyone cooks one meal for the weekend, and all the food is delicious! I love these noisy, boisterous, laughter-filled dinners.

 

The sounds of actual, real, live ROOSTERS crowing served as an alarm Saturday.  When I went upstairs to the kitchen, everyone was gathered around hanging and chatting.  And the homeowner brought over a loaf of homemade bread and eggs from his chickens!

Jon made a beautiful and equally delicious tortilla espanola for breakfast. SO GOOD.

After breakfast we drove into the little town for the Point Reyes Farmers Market.  Totally charming.

We purchased more Cowgirl Creamery cheese for dinner and drove to the Visitors Center for a walk around the Earthquake Trail before driving to Limantour Beach.

Beach tents are the WORST.  Have you ever been to the beach and watched someone casually set up a beach tent? I feel like it’s always a windy, sand swept, stressful disaster.

But the beach was beautiful!  We stayed for a short time while before someone mentioned and sandwich and suddenly we were all hungry.  Back to Inverness we went, straight to the Inverness Park Market for absolutely incredible sandwiches.

Yasser wanted to check out the oyster farm, so we drove over to Tomales Bay.  Apparently there has been some local controversy with people picnicking, so all the picnic tables were tied up.  But with that beautiful scenery and the fresh oysters, people are still finding a way to enjoy the afternoon :)

Back at the house for happy hour, we dug into that decadent Cowgirl Creamery cheese (my two favorites: 1) Mt. Tam, 2) Wagon Wheel), and Yasser prepped a beautiful looking oyster tray.

Pretty soon it was Sunday morning and time to pack up and say goodbye. Not quite ready to leave magical Point Reyes, David and I drove over to Tomales Point State Park, to Heart’s Desire beach.  It was cold and foggy when we arrived, but after about a while the sun came out.  We got there early–around 10:30–and tons of families had already staked out picnic tables and were setting up elaborate lunches and drinks. I would love to go back with a proper picnic and spend more time at the beach.

Sending good thoughts for a good Wednesday!

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