Monday, January 16, 2012

Road Trip: Point Reyes

We took advantage of MLK Jr day and headed north for a little road trip. We've only been north of the Golden Gate Bridge once since we've moved here and I've been chomping at the bit for us to do some exploring.
We started off in San Francisco. Our first stop was at Muir Beach. Then we drove though Stinson Beach to Point Reyes and Drakes Bay. Then had dinner in Petaluma before heading back home.

Driving north over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Our first stop at Muir Beach Overlook. Didn't really overlook the beach, but this is the view south looking back at the city.

Zooming in to Sutro Tower atop Twin Peaks.

Looking north from Muir Beach Overlook.

Thats us! Windy day and a lot colder than it looks. We both should have had jackets on. One lady even commented on how Jimmy was wearing short sleeves and she was in a big coat and she was freezing.

Stinson Beach. Maybe the prettiest beach in California. It would have been nice to stop, but even though it had been over 15 years since we'd been there, we wanted to explore uncharted territory. We've never driven past Stinson Beach on Highway 1 before so we just enjoyed the views as we drove through.

California Happy Cows.

Looking south at South Beach on the coast side of Point Reyes.

Looking north at North Beach on the coastal side of Point Reyes.

Drakes Bay looking at Point Reyes. Drakes Bay is named after Sir Francis Drake.

How cool is this?!!? We saw a herd of Tule Elk as we were leaving Drakes Bay.

The big guy on the right was clearly in charge of this herd.

After dinner in Petaluma, a small farming town known for it's butter and eggs, we headed back home.
But we stopped at Fort Baker to take a few photos of the bridge.

Then went over to the Marin Headlands to get a few shots of the city lights behind it.

California Happy Cows Commercial.


Angie said...

Awesome pictures - looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

I so enjoyed your road trip it's a real pleasure to see the area you live in. Great pics, especially the one of you both.