17 April 2013



We went camping. 
It was spur of the moment.

A drive to Point Reyes, the beach in Inverness, setting up camp at the grounds on Mt. Tam then off to the Embarcadero in San Francisco the next day.

A little trip around the bay.
We brought eggs from his chickens, veggies & herbs from his garden and bought enough local cheeses and bread to keep us snacking all day long.
He also found bone marrow at the Point Reyes butcher shop.
Since I had to endure going in a butcher shop, a trip to the thrift shop was my treat. 

I found an old waffle iron for 3 bucks.
He got J. Crew pants for 5. 
I was slightly jealous they were lacking any women's J. Crew. 
But new kitchen supplies will always suffice.

We tried to camp near Olema but upon arrival we realized the grounds were all full. So after a few phone calls but not able to make any reservations, we drove the 45 minutes to Mt. Tam, hoping the 3 last stops wouldn't get filled up.

We got one of the last ones.
I never remember to pack correctly.
One little sweater is never enough. 
I commandeered his plaid button-up.

After lots of food and a very friendly old man at the next site who talked to us the whole time, it was off to bed.

A bit more cooking in the morning and then time to pack up and head to the city.

The traffic on the Embarcadero is horrible.
Avoid at all costs. Walk.

We trekked down to Musee Mechanique. 
Played the old games and watched a lot of little figurines get executed. My favorite ones ever since I was a kid.

We took photos in one of the old photo booths.
It wasn't cute.


The view in Inverness.


He found mussels on the rocks for dinner.






Cheeses from Marin French and Point Reyes Farmstead.


He only wanted the bread with the most holes in it.






Prepping the coals for the dutch oven.

My favorite photo.

We stopped by the butcher for bone marrow.



I made the biscuits from the lastest issue of Martha Stewart Living, adding rosemary and sage from his garden.






Sneh | Cook Republic said...

Eggs on an open fire while camping! Best thing ever :-) Beautiful photo essay Julie. xx

Bridget Henry said...

Gorgeous Photos!
I really enjoy your blog :)

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning.

Unknown said...

Beautiful camping trip! I've always wanted to go camping and wake up with the sun to make breakfast just like this.

Magda said...

I love this type of trips, especially they involve eggs cooked on an open fire...

bunga rosvita said...

looks yummmm!!!
makes me wanna go camping >_< but it's still raining season on indonesia

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

love, love, love! Camping is so fun, especially spur of the moment. Any chance you remember where you got that pan the eggs are in?


Julie this looks like the BEST TIME!

I absolutely love the pictures:)


Erica said...

I love everything about this post!

Alicia said...

Stunning pictures and makes me realize that I can't wait for the warmer weather to arrive!

Unknown said...

This looks like a delicious camping trip:)

Laura Dembowski said...

I have to admit I'm not much of a camper, but you make it look and sound very enjoyable!

thecitygourmand said...

Love this series of snaps. Looked like great fun!

M. said...

i love the idea of camping :)

The Countryside Blog said...

Camping in the countryside is one of best way to spend your vacation. Your photos are beautiful.

Peter said...

Mmmmm ... I can just feel and smell it as if I was there myself. Nice!

Emilie's daughter said...

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! We are wating for better weather and will do the same! I do not know whether it will all be as stylish as this... we will try! Christa

Unknown said...

love butter, love camping, love this post, love your blog!

CarolynP said...

Such beautiful photos. What was that campsite called? I live in the area and would love to check it out!

Todd Wagner said...

Pt. Reyes is one of my favorite day trips in the Bay Area. Your photos are stunning and make me want to pack up my camera and head to the coast right now! I've been craving the bread and cheeses from the local Pt. Reyes Station shops for a picnic on the beach. Thanks for sharing your camping trip!