We celebrated our 10 year anniversary this month, and decided a celebratory trip was in order. While “two weeks in Europe” had a very nice ring to it; 3 young children and a house payment made that idea a little unrealistic.
Instead we opted for a closer destination~ two days and two nights hiking and camping at Pt. Reyes and 2 days/nights at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. Justin has taken up hiking over the last few years and I’ve always wanted to go with him but pregnancy or nursing usually prohibited my going.
He planned the hike carefully. Picking the ideal beginners trail, packing as many comforts as he could stuff in a pack and carry on his back, and made sure to have plenty of yummy snacks to munch on. He even bought me a Nook (an electronic reader) and loaded a bunch of books onto it for me to read.
The next morning we woke up to thick mists and heavy water drops covering our little tent. It was so cozy and warm inside though. I slept like a baby all nestled down in my warm sleeping bag. Justin carried our double sized air mattress just to make sure I was comfortable.
Never the less we packed our water bottles, our lunch, and headed out.
The brisk walk soon pushed away any thoughts of being cold. The wild flowers where enchanting. I know that sounds cheesy but there is no other way to describe them. I spent the better part of the hike bent over staring at the ground, and would have to remind myself to look up.
Friday morning we packed up camp. All in all we hiked 14.1 miles. Justin says you have to be specific when listing millage. Otherwise people will assume that you have rounded up in order to cushion your total millage. Heaven knows I would never want to be accused of exaggerating
I didn’t get a lot of pictures of our time in Berkeley. We shopped, ate at nice restaurants, watched a movie, slept in, went fabric shopping at this amazing store, sat on benches drinking coffee and reading books…
The little bakery we bought our pastries from in the morning.
It is getting late and my spelling and grammar is worsening by the second, so I will say “good night”.