A week and a day late :) Life has been particularly busy/engaging lately, which is a good thing, but leaves little time to reflect/write. Today I stayed home from work sick though, the perfect opportunity to get caught up (although I did spend half the day cleaning the house, that's not a good sick day activity, let me tell you)
Here is a recap of the first 3 days of Thanksgiving break in pictures. Second half of break coming soon.
Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, we rode mountain bikes in Marin. It was a beautiful day, and the trails were perfectly tacky and Phil wimped out of riding for 8 hours with me.
|I love any bike ride with real trees and a good view!|
|More sweeping views of the Marin headlands.|
|The Mt Vis felt right at home under the oaks and redwoods.|
On Thanksgiving day we woke up early to go mushroom hunting. I rode my bike an hour and a half north on hwy 1 to our mushrooming spot, and it was the most beautiful morning. I love the views on the Sonoma Coast like no other! The mushroom hunt was a massive success because we got a bunch of my favorite mushroom, Matsutake, mostly just by wiping leaves off the forest floor. I also found a Cauliflower mushroom, a species I thought I would never see in the wild! Then I rode my bike back south on hwy 1. Again, there is no place I would rather be :)
|I love Stillwater Cove, such a pretty place to ride bikes!|
|At some points you get way up high, and the view is even more breathtaking than before.|
|I had to take a picture of my favorite spot in the whole world, where the Russian River meets the sea in Jenner.|
|And I love this part where you descend down to sea level with an awesome view.|
|Post bike riding there was a lot of mushroom cleaning to be done!|
Somehow I got no pictures of the actual Thanksgiving meal, we were so busy cooking and cleaning mushrooms and eating there was no time for technology! It was a perfect evening, and the most amazing turkey I have ever eaten.
On Friday we rode some sweet, well kept secret trails. The forest glowed with green and the trees, they were just amazing. I only got one picture all day, doesn't really do the spot justice.
Then we headed to Yosemite!