Pretty much whenever I go anywhere, I bring a camera with me, because 1) my phone is a camera…and it’s usually with me (haha, dumb joke), and 2) because you have to take pics of everything; otherwise, it never happened, LOL!
These are just some pics from my adventures with my in-laws last weekend. We took them sightseeing around Sonoma and Marin Counties.
One of the places we went is the cute town of Fairfax in West Marin, which is nestled up against the mountains, on the other side of which is the Pacific Ocean.
It’s a quaint, tiny little town, almost like an island up in the mountains, because it’s off the beaten path from the highways, and the people are very friendly.
While we were there, I made the acquaintance of a cute pup named Coffee.
I’m super obsessed with her ears!
If you ever make it out to Fairfax, I highly recommend brunch at the Hummingbird Cafe. It’s a breakfast/lunch diner, and their menu has New Orleans-style flair.
I swear…their beignets are so good you’ll want to cry.
I ordered a Frenchman Po’ Boy, and it came STUFFED to the gills with fried shrimp and fried green tomatoes. Needless to say, this was my cheat meal for the week…
The downtown area is small but packed with little shops. My favorite one’s The Potting Shed, a gardening store with lots of great small plants — good for little cubicles and other small spaces.
We also made it over to Sausalito, which is a small town right on the north end of the Golden Gate (right when you get off the Golden Gate Bridge going north). When it’s sunny there, I almost forget it’s the Bay Area because it feels like a seaside European town.
Um…why is my arm like 10 feet long in this pic? I have no idea.
If you ever make it out to Sausalito on a Sunday, grab brunch at Le Garage. It’s a French bistro/diner a stone’s throw away from the docks.
The menu changes a lot, but if they happen to have the French toast with jam and creme fraiche, GET IT. No joke, that French toast will haunt your dreams…