Today we went cherry picking in Brentwood, California!!! We took our time on the way there and on the way back stopping at random junk yards and abandoned buildings. It rained a little bit, we saw a few wild turkeys, and we ate almost as many cherries as we brought home. 6.5 lbs was our total for $18. Kind of pricey, but worth it. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of the farm we stopped at, but it was the only one brave (or naive) enough to be open on a super muddy Sunday afternoon at the height of cherry season. Their small orchard was packed with self-pickers, so even though they had to clean up a lot of mud afterwards, they probably made more today than they would at a farmer’s market.
We knew that this weekend needed an adventure, so we reserved a ZipCar for the day (a swanky volvo) and headed out to Tamales Bay early this morning. Once there, we rented a 2-seater sea kayak from Blue Waters Kayaking in Marshall for 4 hours, and spent the day zig-zagging across the Aurelia Jellyfish, Cormorant, and Oyster filled bay.
For the past two weekends, Nik and I have hit the roads and the trails of Marin. Last weekend we rode up to Bolinas, drove through the quaint/crazy town, and then took a nice coastal hike to Bass Lake. Then this weekend we took a shorter ride to Tennessee Valley, and hiked up to Pirate’s Cove. But this time, after the hike, we weren’t ready to go home so we kept riding north to Drakes Bay Family Farm to have fresh oysters. It was the first time I had ever tasted FRESH raw oysters, and I loved it!!! Nik wasn’t a fan, but I’m proud of him for trying.
Lately, I feel like we have been taking advantage of our surroundings and making the most out of life. It’s a good feeling!