Lunch at the Marshall House

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Perched along the waters edge along Highway 1is a restaurant called The Marshall House. I stumbled upon it a few trips ago and I always make an effort to swing in and order something new. Today I ordered the smoked oysters with fresh steamed crab and it was GOOD!

You sit outside, listen to the water lapping on the sand, and the sailboat ropes clanging against the masts.

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The countryside is absolutely beautiful. After lunch the road turned inland, along a country road with cows and sheep grazing, and your classic red barns nestled in vast rolling hills with lush green, high growing grass. As I type this, I’m just outside of Bodega Bay and pulled over to explore a fish market. And yah! I finally got reception!

Point Reyes, CA

I’m about 100 miles from Mendocino on Highway 1 blogging “live”. It’s a gorgeous day. Everyone who owns a bike is peddling on along the coastal roads. I just stopped in a great town called Point Reyes which has shops, restaurants and things like feed stores…;) There is also a great general store with organic fruits and vegetables. I have to admit I bought a diet coke when I should have bought an apple!

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Muir Beach Overlook

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This is a must-see stop if you’re driving up Highway 1. You walk out on this path which has spectacular views no matter which way you look. Photos and a video are below:

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Breakfast in Sausalito CA

Fabulous breakfast by the water in the quaint town of Sausalito which is a few exits past the Golden Gate Bridge. You can park by the harbor and walk to many shops and restaurants. It’s a very charming place to visit.

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Highway 1 North: Golden Gate

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It’s about 60 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. After driving through the hills and dales of San Francisco (why you have to drive through the city to get to the Golden Gate Bridge is just beyond me) we are here! Because its early there are very few people (nice). Here are some photos before I got there:

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Look Mom! No cavities!!!! πŸ˜‰
And some photos when I got to the other side.

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This statue is there to honor the National Guard.

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Off to our next stop!

Highway 1 North, First Stop: Starbucks!

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It’s 6:30am and we are in the road! Well, almost. We had to stop for a road joe as my sister calls it, at Starbucks. I’m blogging live so you’ll experience the trip with me.

We are on a “no reservations” adventure up the Pacific Coast. Next stop is the Golden Gate Bridge! Then I want to take you on a back road along the cliffs that overlook the ocean, that I’ve never driven.

As my Dad always says “every minutes a mile” so lets hit the road!