Posted by: caryandjohn | November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving, 2010

The girls in Bolinas; Cary, Rita Anne, Ruby and August

The girls in Bolinas; Cary, Rita Anne, Ruby and August

We went over the Golden Gate and through Stinson Beach to get to Grandmom Liz’s house, an old community center, to spend our Thanksgiving … in Bolinas, a wonderfully eccentric old California town, tucked away under Mount Tamalpias next to the Pacific ocean …

The main room at LIz's, an old woman's center ...

The main room at LIz's, an old woman's center ...

In the photo you can see that the main room used to be a stage and theater for an old community center … Liz tells us it was a “woman’s center” … she’s been in this comfortable old building since the early 1970s, and her children grew up here ’til high school …

Little Charley ... 18 months old ...

Little Charley ... 18 months old ...

Ruby and August ...

Ruby and August ...

Cary's amazing pop-ups ...

Cary's amazing pop-ups ...

Pies ... yum!

Pies ... yum!

We had a fantastic holiday feast, turkey with all the fixings, and five different kinds of pie for desert, plus whipped cream and ice cream. Yay.

After dinner and before dessert, we went for a walk on the beach …

The Bolians beach at sunset ...

The Bolians beach at sunset ...

Before we got to Liz’s home we went for a hike with big Charley, Ruby and Simon …

The ridge up above Bolinas ...

The ridge up above Bolinas ...

We started near the firehouse in Stinson Beach and took the trail up to Table Rock …

A footbridge below Table Rock ...

A footbridge below Table Rock ...

We hiked up past Table Rock and took a left onto the Ridge Trail …

Taking in the views ...

Taking in the views ...

The view toward Bolinas

The view toward Bolinas

We passed the old car on the Ridge Trail … a straight-eight … an old Buick, maybe?

The old straight-eight on the Ridge Trail

The old straight-eight on the Ridge Trail

The hike was fun, if strenuous … I think we did a bit over five miles and probably gained 2500′ in elevation … it was a beautiful day! Charley had a lot of good munchies for us when we stopped to catch our breath at the intersection of the Willow Camp Trail, which we took back down into Stinson Beach …

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