Thursday, July 16, 2009
The aroma of coffee and freshly baked goods greets me as I walk into this bustling, warm place filled with the neighborhood clientele.
If I have to hurry back home, I go for one of the Grab & Go baguette sandwiches.
But if I have time, I will have them heat up a savory croissant or quiche, or I will order a fresh salad from the chalkboard menu.
And if I’m feeling luxurious, I treat myself to dessert
I always feel so loved when I see their self-serve counter. Who else offers Nutella and cornichons as every day condiments?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
We continued our summer adventure with Relyn and Robin Bird by driving north of the
We did our best to not fight over the baby. After lunch, we drove ten minutes to Muir Woods:
I was quite taken with this wild rhododendron, which I believe to be a Western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale):
The sun was directly overhead, not exactly conducive for artful photography, but that didn’t stop passionate photographer Robin from doing her level best to overcome the handicap. I look forward to seeing her photos. In the mean time, Relyn, Anjie, and Miss Peach paused for a photo:
After bidding adieu to Anjie and Peach, we drove for about a half hour, up to the top of
We followed the easy, paved one-mile hike around the peak…
…and enjoyed the views from all directions:
On our way down, we stopped to see the mountain amphitheater. I went to high school in
I just learned that Relyn and Robin are blogging at an internet café; they may soon tell you about our time at
We had a beautiful day of friendship, laughter, and stories as we wound around Highway 1, hugging the Pacific Coast, relishing in the gorgeous weather.