Why yes, we do have fall in CA

I’ve mentioned before that we go from “summer” to summer and then to the rainy season. But in reality, fall here is pretty similar to those beautiful Indian summer days that most of the places I’ve ever lived experience. It just happens a little bit more often here. This weekend was no exception.

Friday and Saturday I spent time with my dear friend and her mom. They were having a shopping getaway in SF, and I tagged along. It was really great to hang out with these two and observe their incredible relationship.

Saturday start.

breakfast + a book

breakfast + a book

En route observation.

book love

book love

Sunday we participated in a quintessential fall activity: apple picking. We recruited some friends and drove north to Sonoma county. We weren’t sure which weather we were going to get… it was gray and foggy in the city and for much of the drive. But blue skies emerged and it was beautiful. We went to Gabriel Farm, and I’d happily recommend heading there. It was the perfect sized farm and the workers were friendly.  They also do something interesting. Everyone who picks has to join {or already be a member of} their CSA – a $35 fee on top of the cost of the fruit. We split it with our friends and now over the next year or longer, we can go to the farm and pick whatever fruit they have in season. We also got 6 jugs of their Asian pear + apple juice. Kind of like a loyalty program to ensure people come pick the fruit they have.

the farm

the farm

johnny appleseed

johnny appleseed

barn

barn

fruity pair

fruity pair

left behind

left behind

hunting for treasure

hunting for treasure

perfect apple

perfect apple

one more welcome {or a goodbye}

one more welcome {or a goodbye}

When we picked all we could carry, we headed west to Bodega Bay for lunch and a scenic drive home.

This one is for K.

phone booth with a view

phone booth with a view

fog on the bay

fog on the bay

pier in the fog

pier in the fog

After a beautiful drive through Sonoma and Marin, we were ready to return to the city.

reflecting

reflecting

disappearing bridge

disappearing bridge

Now, what to do with all of these apples.

goodness

goodness

Hope your weekend was enjoyable too! Until next time… <3

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2 Responses to Why yes, we do have fall in CA

  1. Kelly says:

    Did you get a pumpkin too?

  2. Dad says:

    Looks very nice, call me when you get the snail mail letter I sent you
    Love Dad

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