Hiking in Pacifica: San Pedro Valley Park

Hiking in Pacifica. San Pedro Park

San Pedro Valley Park is a gem here in town. This local hiking spot in the back of valley has some great trails for those looking for an easy-going walk, a grueling hike, or something in between.

It’s hard to believe you can hike in the hills, put your feet in the Pacific Ocean, and be only a 15-minute drive from a big city (San Francisco) in Pacifica. If only there were more good food options in town, this place could be near perfect. Well, and maybe a little less fog, but this is good enough for me 🙂

For more information about San Pedro Valley Park or to hike the trails yourself, click here.

Weiler Ranch Road Trail (flat 1.0 mile)
San Pedro Valley Park Pacifica California

San Pedro Valley Park Pacifica California

San Pedro Valley Park Pacifica California

Hazelnut Trail (4.5 miles)

San Pedro Valley Park Hazelnut Trail in Pacifica California

Valley View Trail (1.4 miles)

Valley View hike in San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica, California

San Pedro Valley Park panoramic picture on the Valley View Trail in Pacifica, California

Maybe we’ll see you on the trails sometime.

Robin and Matt hike in San Pedro Park

 

Hiking in Marin

Marin has some of the best hiking trails in the Bay Area. Matt and I went on a hike with my mom in Corte Madera on a sunny afternoon. We climbed several somewhat hidden staircases scattered throughout the neighborhoods.

hiking in Marin staircases in the neighborhood

I am a huge fan of succulents and this one of the largest I’ve seen.

plants in marin, california on hikeThe views from the top of the mountain were gorgeous! A cyclist stopped to take in the view.

biker taking a look at the view from the top of the hill in Marin California

You can see San Francisco in the distance. It was a really clear day, though the fog was beginning to slowly creep in.

view from Marin of San Francisco, California

The image below looks over a rooftop with views of the San Quentin Prison and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

rooftop view of San Quentin and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

What are your favorite hiking spots in the Bay Area?

 

 

Girls Wine Trip to Napa Valley

girls wine trip to napa valley

This post is a little late, but I wanted to share some photos from a trip to wine country my girlfriends and I took back in September. The eight of us were all Napa Valley wine tasting virgins so it was about time we experienced it, especially since we are only about an hour and a half away.

I gave each of the girls a gift bag to start off the trip.

Gift Tags: Each gift tag had a different funny wine quote from Pinterest. Here’s a few:

  • “The other day someone told me that I could make ice cubes with leftover wine. I was confused… what is leftover wine?” pin it
  • “A good man can make you feel sexy, strong, and able to take on the world… oh sorry… that’s wine… wine does that…” – pin it –
  • “Success is doing doing what you love and making it a career, but I don’t know who will pay me to drink wine while looking at Pinterest.” pin it

Wine-Inspired Nail Polish: Each bag contained wine-inspired nail polish like CoverGirl Outlast’s Wine to Five and Wine Stain.

Corkscrews: It’s always smart to be prepared. Those corkscrews came in handy on the limo ride home when we wanted to open our recently purchased wines.

Decorated Wine Glasses: DIY instructions can be found here.

Wine-tinery: Prior to the trip, I mapped out the top three wineries we wanted to stop at using Google Maps. We figured out the most logical route and made our reservations weeks in advance. I drafted a wine-tinery for each girl and an extra one for our driver so he knew the addresses of where we were going.

 

Tips:

– Research the limo company ahead of time. Ours was almost an hour late and has a really bad rep on Yelp.

– Don’t try to squeeze in too many stops throughout the day. You will probably spend at least an hour at each winery.

– Plan ahead! Our day went fairly smooth, but that was thanks to the early planning and mapping out our stops. We made reservations in advance for each winery we wanted to visit. I also downloaded the free Winery Finder & Tasting Finder app from iTunes to know what deals we could get at each stop. The app is a must-have if you are planning on visiting wine country.

– Eat before and bring plenty of water.

wine trip goodie bags

Treasure Island Flea Market

Last weekend, we went to the Treasure Island Flea Market and found some really cool finds. Matt bought a painting of New York city (which we didn’t realize it wasn’t San Francisco until we got home). Oh well — it’s still a really sweet painting.

I bought two rings. The rose gold-looking one is my favorite. It’s absolutely gorgeous and it was only $7. Such a steal. I also scored a pair of Lucky Brand booties for $30. I’ve been on the lookout for laceup booties and shoes like these, but haven’t been successful finding anything under $60.

Our friend purchased some vintage maps and drawings that date back hundreds of years ago. There really is something for everyone at the flea market. Looking for something in particular? You just might find it. Or not. But you probably won’t leave empty handed.

We stopped at the Zaarly booth to spin their wheel to try and win movie passes. We didn’t get any passes but Matt won two tickets to next month’s flea market. Guess that means we’ll be going back the end of June. Hopefully the weather is as nice as it was this time. Clear skies, sunshine and warm weather made it a perfect for shopping the outdoor flea market.

San Francisco flea market collage

vintage radio clocks

Robin and Matt at the San Francisco flea market may

flea market find Lucky Brand booties

flea market find rings

What will we find next time at the flea market?