Out & About

Oyster Adventure

Monday, July 18th, 2011

We had some friends over Friday night who happen to be book publishers, who brought us their latest publication: Oyster Culture.  The book is a great read, one we were happy to add to our library, all about the ecosystem and history of the famous oyster farms along California’s Highway One in West Marin.  We were so inspired by this text, we spent Saturday afternoon on an oyster adventure, in pursuit of a few dozen to bring home and enjoy on the half shell and also barbeque with friends. 

Our first stop, Tomales Bay Oyster Company, specializing in fresh farmed oysters and clams, pulled straight from the ocean water before your eyes.  

tomales bay oyster co


The place is packed with people filling up dozens of picnic tables, barbequing their shellfish fresh from the sea, with this sweet beach shack playing music while you enjoy the view.

tomales shack


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Sunny Santa Cruz

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Last week we were on a coastal road trip up and down the Cali coast, and one of the fun places where we played for a day was Santa Cruz.  Ever been?  This is such a fun place to stop!  Santa Cruz is south of San Francisco, and a great little beach town.  I haven’t been since I was a teenager, so we decided on Santa Cruz as a nostalgic stop and so we could visit the Beach Boardwalk.  Good times! 

ferris wheel

roller coaster view

captn jack pirate ship


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