The magic of Muir Woods

Named for naturalist John Muir, Muir Woods National Monument protects one of the few stands of old growth coast redwood left in the Bay Area. The park is less than hour from San Francisco and, with trails for all ages and abilities, it was no surprise to find lots of cars all going to the…

Starting the new year on Angel Island

We’ve been meaning to get over to Angel Island for months and on January 1st we finally made it … barely. We were aiming for the 9:45 am ferry from Pier 41, San Francisco and planning to pick up some sandwiches for a picnic lunch along the way. There is a cafe on the island…