This past weekend, Tom and I decided to take our new car on an excursion up to Bodega Bay. It’s been on my list of things to do since I moved to San Francisco over 10 years ago, but I never quite made it. So, with a shiny new car and and a belly that has grown way too much in the past 3 weeks, we decided to make the trek.
We actually thought we would just stumble into the town and everything would be centralized. We were super wrong, we ended up passing the entire town and lost on the Sonoma Coast (which was beautiful), but we had no cell service and no way to google map our way in the right direction (what did people do without smart phones?).
I didn’t mind if we missed some of the quainter points of town, as long as I could see the church and schoolhouse from the The Birds. We back tracked and managed to load up on way too much salt water taffy at Patrick’s. We only spent $6 and still have so much left! Green Apple and Tropical Punch were insanely delish.
After enjoying quite a bit of taffy we finally got cell service and figured out how to get to the good stuff. We made it to an odd little strip that had both the school house and church, I nerded out for a little bit and then we found some fun antique stores. I totally scored on some Matson Cruise Menus and then we wandered down the little strip and perused the Hitchcock memorabilia.
It was a fun little adventure and I’m so glad I finally made it! For some reason, I thought Bodega Bay was way further from San Francisco, but it was only an hour and a half drive north. I do wish I would have remembered to bring my bigger camera, but I think just having my phone on my allowed me to just enjoy the day rather than be focused on taking pictures.