We first stopped at Muir Woods, a small valley full of beautiful redwood trees. These coastal giants are my favorite trees in the world and play a big role in my love of Northern California. We got there when it opened at 8 a.m. and the parking lots were almost full.
Chiang Kai-Shek wasn't the only revered 20th century leader. On this plaque, FDR was described as an "apostle of lasting peace for all mankind". Ookay.
Next stop, breakfast. We went to Bovine Bakery and I had a savory ham and cheese croissant.
Next, we drove to the Point Reyes Lighthouse. It's supposed to look like this on a clear day:
This is the location of the lighthouse on a map. The bottom right corner is San Francisco. Sir Francis Drake supposedly made landfall nearby.
At the lighthouse, it was extremely foggy and windy. Had it been 1mph windier, they would have shut down the stairs to the lighthouse.
And this was what it looked like. My fear of heights prevented me from walking down the stairs to the lighthouse. Chicken.
For lunch, we had raw, chorizo, and BBQ oysters.
And we capped off the fun day with ice cream. Cooper really enjoyed it, although his stomach growled all day the next day.