Palace Market – Point Reyes Station, California

We stopped at this market in Point Reyes station because we ran out of chocolate for s’mores. We left with artisan chocolate, fresh local cheese, and French net market totes. Cheese from happy California cows French net market bags My mom had a bag like this when I was a kid. She must’ve bought it … Continue reading Palace Market – Point Reyes Station, California

Drakes Beach – Bull Elephant Seals – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

When we arrived back at Ken Patrick Visitor Center we ate a picnic lunch in the Jeep and then walked out to Drakes beach to see the bull elephant seals up close! The bulls were sunbathing in the afternoon and didn’t move much. Rangers were putting little orange flags a safe distance around them to … Continue reading Drakes Beach – Bull Elephant Seals – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Elephant Seal Overlook Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Our 2nd stop on the shuttle bus ride was Elephant Seal overlook. Our trip to Point Reyes was coincidentally, perfectly timed for viewing adult male & female elephant seals with their pups. The short trail to the overlook was gravel and narrow. As always, the rangers were very friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. We used binoculars … Continue reading Elephant Seal Overlook Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/9/20 Day #2 of our weekend getaway to Point Reyes National Seashore took us to Ken Patrick Visitors Center where we purchased tickets ($7 per adult & kids were free) for the shuttle bus. At this time, the only way to access the lighthouse was by shuttle. Once the shuttle dropped us off at the … Continue reading Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Earthquake Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/8/20 After being sandblasted off Limantour Beach we headed inland for some better weather. We made ourselves lunch and ate at picnic tables next to the overflow parking lot at Bear Valley Visitor Center before heading to Earthquake Trail. At the very start of the paved path, keep left at the fork so that the … Continue reading Earthquake Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

The Cure for Anything is Salt Water – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

We decided to take a mini vacation to test out the RV. We finally got it back from the shop in mid-January. E and I have been feeling pretty "blue" the past couple weeks and we thought that seeing the ocean might be a nice short-term remedy. We used to have a piece of artwork … Continue reading The Cure for Anything is Salt Water – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California

This post includes two trips to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, California. On the first trip, I took the kiddos and my mom (01/08/19). On the second trip, E and I took the kiddos (01/05/20). The self-guided tour is free and runs every 15 minutes or so. It's definitely more fun to go during … Continue reading Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California