I dream of years past where road trips were taken for the journey, not the destination, and my travels lately definitely reflect that! I have also been itching to drive the Pacific Coast Highway, and after driving south to Pescadero I knew I needed to check out the north by finally exploring Point Reyes.
My grandparents thankfully came with me on this adventure, making the drive much more fun, and I didn’t tell them where we were going until an hour into it! We started by going to our farthest point, the Point Reyes Lighthouse, which is 2 hours from my house. It is only open Friday – Monday, so we were not able to check out the visitor center, though that was honestly ok with us (it is 300 stairs away!!), and the drive up there was along the farms hugging the cliffs so was beautifully covered in both cows and fog! Be sure to bring a jacket though, because that fog comes with a mighty wind.
On the way back, we stopped at a road covered by a natural canopy, which we obviously needed to take pictures at. Featured above is my car with the sticker “Wander Forever” that I picked up here from Wish You Were Northwest. If you know me at all, you’ll know how perfect this decal is for me so hopefully you’ll find a couple cute products that speak to you from the brand!
The next stop was Point Reyes Station, which is the small tourist city that you can’t miss if you tried. While there you have to stop at Cowgirl Creamery, a farm to table cheese store where you can taste and purchase some of the best cheese in California. It is true what they say – good cheese come from happy cows, and happy cows come from California! We also stopped at Bovine Bakery for an afternoon sweet treat. It was a great rest break in a cute town, but was cut short by our need to get home and eat real dinner (which was cheese, meat and bread of course with our new purchases). The drive was equally as beautiful headed the other direction, plus there is something magical about taking a road less traveled.
Life is an adventure, so keep exploring it!