Road trips are fun, but long road trips can be a bit of a bore sometimes. You cannot stop at roadside attractions because you're trying to make time to your main destination. But short day trips can solve that. Just like what we did two days after last Christmas. Our destination was Point Reyes National Seashore, a favorite day trip destination of ours.
We took a different route this time and found ourselves in a very small town in Nicasio Valley.
The horses were the reason why we stopped. They were "courting" or it looked like it.
A few yards away there was a church, it was closed.
To the right of the church is the "town". Outside of that one car, it looked deserted.
Not far, we saw this sign. Without set schedule to follow, we stopped for a little look-see.
Joining other tourists in sampling the artisanal organic cheeses they make on site.
Left the small store/tasting room with 2 types of cheese.
Continuing our drive, we saw a sign for hiking path. Naturally, we wanted to investigate what's there. We never get to stop on previous drives out here because we had somewhere else to go.
We took the path and at the beginning of the path was a picnic table where two elderly gentlemen were having spirited discussion about local politics over coffee and croissant. We went further and photographed nature.
We crossed the bridge.
To get to the river, or is it a creek? The colors of winter in the Bay Area.
There are a few birds to be seen. Pardon the dirty lens.
I cannot pass up the chance to photograph a dried thistle, or again is it teasle?
Or Spanish moss.
Don't know what this is but it's beautiful.
I really like showing you my world every week.
OUR WORLD TUESDAY