This is why my husband planned a secret getaway for the weekend after I turned in my manuscript, kind of a double celebration for both the book and my belated birthday. We left as soon as Scott got home from work on Friday, waited in traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge, dined at Lagunitas Brewery, but didn't get to our secret getaway spot until well after dark. We both collapsed into bed almost immediately and slept straight through to morning.
When we woke up, we were greeted with the view you see above. Scott had taken me to a little cottage called Anne's View on a bluff overlooking Tomales Bay. It also happens to be about a hopscotch court away from Hog Island Oysters, a place I'd been wanting to check out ever since moving to the Bay Area.
This was going to be a great weekend. Of that, I had zero doubt.
• How to Grill Oysters: A Lesson from the Hog Island Oysters Pros on The Kitchn
After the oysterfest, we basically didn't move for the rest of the day. That's Scott up there lounging on the sofa at the house and reading through the guest book. I alternated between creative vocal interpretations of the book's many entries and watching the birds outside the window. Just before we closed the curtains and opened a bottle of wine, we got this visitor below.
A super special weekend with my super special someone. Thanks, Scott. You're the bestest.
Places of Note:
• Anne's View On Tomales Bay, Marshall, CA
• Hog Island Oysters, Marshall, CA
• Lagunitas Brewery, Petaluma, CA