A couple weekends ago, Jeffery and I decided to drive to the top of Mount Tamalpais. It is somewhere neither of us has been, which is crazy because it really is so close to the city. I can't stress enough how incredible it is that we finally have time off together and are able to have adventures on a whim. It's fun checking things off the list, which is getting shorter and shorter. Time to come up with new ideas. Any suggestions?
We counted over a dozen varieties of wildflowers. Even though there was fog below us, it was surprisingly hot at the top, and there was no wind.
I love those fog fingers creeping in.
We drove around the mountain to the west and were rewarded with views of Bolinas and Stinson Beach, then down through the redwoods to Alpine Lake, eventually regrouping with civilization in Fairfax. California, you are so beautiful.
We ended up in Petaluma and had dinner with Marina. Shrimp and chicken paella, salad picked from her garden, and a strawberry and homegrown rhubarb tart. She really is a class act. And I have never seen happier orchids (except maybe in Hawaii).