23 April 2014

Easter Saturday - Hiking turned Thrifting

This past weekend was my last to be spent here in California. At least, until September.

It was also Easter, however unlike in Australia we did not get a long weekend. Major bummer!

We planned to make the most of the two days we had, with Saturday set aside for hiking in Muir Woods and for Sunday we’d planned a whole day adventure in San Francisco.

Unfortunately, as we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday morning on our way to Muir Woods we realised that everyone else had a similar idea as us - the car parks were full and the line for the shuttle bus was a mile long!

Lacking the patience required to wait in a long line, we decided to drive up the mountain anyway to have a look at the scenery.

View from an outlook over Muir Beach

It was a lovely drive and we soon found ourselves in the little town of Olema where there was a delightful ‘Farm House Restraurant and Bar’. While I only had a salad, it was one of the best meals I’ve had since being in the US, the staff were exceptionally attentive, and the prices were very reasonable.

On a whim, we decided to continue our drive to a town by the name of Petaluma where the film American Graffiti was filmed. The town is now known for it’s large number of Antique stores, and it sure lived up to it’s reputation!

We had a very unexpectedly pleasant afternoon of thrifting and I was chuffed to return home with this set of 4 Pyrex bowls.

Happily Thrifted: Vintage Pyrex Mixing Bowls

We finished our Saturday with a stop at Baskin Robbins where I devoured a chocolate chip cookie dough & toffee caramel ice cream - mmmmmm!

The most delicious ice cream! Mmmm!

More on our Easter weekend adventures tomorrow!


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