I've been out of school for a week now, but spent the first few days off at home, riding, cleaning and waiting for Brendan to get off work. Next we hit up Joshua Tree with friends for something different and had a great time hiking, bouldering, climbing and eating rum ham (thanks Danny) on Christmas day.
|Pastries! Can you tell we are excited?!|
|We tore that scone to pieces... :)|
So after the horrifically long and congested, traumatizing drive up I-5 yesterday, today could not have been more perfect.
Sister and I braved the 45 degree temps and rode bikes to Healdsburg. We stopped at 'the goat' where we fought over the good bits of our scone, looked at insta pictures, talked about boys and physically harassed each other.
Then I rode on towards Bodega Bay via Sweetwater Rd while Cara wimped out and got a ride home (HA!). The roads in Sonoma County were as incredibly pretty as I remembered them, but this time with the bright green hillsides refreshed by recent rain and natural filter of winter light cast by a perpetually low sun. The roads were framed by giant oak trees dripping with seafoam green moss, massive redwood trees so dense that only slivers of vibrant green shine through them, and sweeping views of the angry teal green ocean throwing spray every time it collided with the sharp and craggy rocks of the Sonoma Coast.
|No picture I take can capture the beauty of Sonoma County.|
|No stop signs or lights for miles and miles :)|
|So stoked to be in Bodega Bay!|
|The town of Bodega Bay sitting properly on the water.|