I love garage and estate sales… Dano’s co-worker was hosting such this weekend in Mill Valley… at first I thought this was a neighborhood of San Francisco and was keen on going!
Did a little mapquesting and learned it was ACROSS the Golden Gate Bridge (GGB)… UGH! I was not prepped for that ‘drive’, nor paying the tolls! HA!
Turns out, we had such a nice day… one that begs for a Sunday Drive… so we decided to head out and take a little journey! So Very Glad we did!
Mill Valley is adorable and highly unique!
We missed our Estate Sale turn off by a good few miles… which gave us the chance to see that Mill Valley’s Downtown area was a place to head back to after scoping out the wares!
Got some fun and useful items at the Sale… then promptly declared… “We want burgers!”
We were advised to try out Super Duper Burgers on Miller Ave. (there are a few locations in the city as well!)
Heck Yeah! Yummy Yum! Super Duper indeed!
This burger joint is run on 25% on solar!
Their packaging is 100% compostable!
They make their own HomeMade Pickles… ready for the taking!
Their meat is from well know natural ranch, Niman Ranch.
Their ice cream & shakes are made with dairy from local Straus Creamery.
(which is the brand I use at home for milk and cream… and egg nog!)
MMMM… After that nummy to the tummy lunch… we headed back out into Downtown Mill Valley!
So much more to see… little hidden pockets of goodies… great little stores… coffee shops… and Redwoods galore!
We even encountered a neighborhood overhung with really TALL redwood trees… cut down the middle of the grove with a wee creek! What a place to call home!
I’m certain that another Sunday Drive to Mill Valley is in our future!
OH! The GGB Toll!?!?
Not bad! No toll headed North (out of SF)… and just $6 on the way back into the city! But, do have cash on hand!!
Side note : The bay was so fogged over that we couldn’t even see the arches of the bridge. However, that weather pattern did not follow us into Mill Valley!
One of the cool views we get by living on the sunny side of the Bay Area’s south Peninsula are these great clouds that come creeping over the hills to the West that separate us from the Coastside (as the Coast is known locally).
It makes me sad to think that we no longer live within 2miles of a Sunny Beach… now it’s about 19miles away to a consistent ‘marine layer’ beach… so when I see these clouds I know that we are ‘missing out’ on that crazy cloudy and humid weather over on the coast. Those same clouds hugging the hills are en masse over the coastside, sometimes all day long!
~ Up Close & Personal ~
Whoops… upon driving home on the Sunday of our first Flash Mob in the city… we missed our junction to get back to the 101 to take us home.
What do you know…? We got up close and personal with those hills that ride along with the 280…
There were deliciously lovely ‘cloud hands’ hanging all over the hills… such a wonderful sight.
Beautifully sunny with low hanging clouds creeping over the hills… it’s a somewhat acceptable substitute to driving down So. Cal’s 101 and glancing out over the waves coming in!
So… we were a tad bored on Sunday (yes, that was Easter Sunday)… after having already battled boredom on Saturday, we decided to head out.
At first, we were going to hit the movie theater to see Bradley Cooper in “Limitless”… BUT… our car just kept driving!
We headed up Whipple, then cut over on the Avenue of the Fleas (avenida de las pulgas) towards the 280… when we got there, we drove OVER the 280 and are so happy we did!
We came across rolling green hills, and trees, next to a big lake… and a single Blue House! WHAT!? Who lives there? Wow fantastic for them!
Signs…! One point to Half Moon Bay… so we turn and went!
It was a complete joy to my heart to see the Ocean!!!! AH!!!!! Breathing sigh of relief!
HMB is a beautiful place… much smaller than I had imagined it to be… and really cute little stores and eateries.
Pay to Park at all the Beaches though
The Photo, taken with my phone’s camera, is from Pillar Point (a bit North on Hwy 1) looking towards Half Moon Bay.
Half Moon Bay from Pillar Point