Escaping to the country
While some of my friends are very busy trying to find their inner French woman (???) I am striving to find my inner red-neck...
I don't know about you, but I'm a lot happier when I can break away from city life now and then. A matter of balance, I suppose?
So, a couple of weeks ago, I drove up with a friend to Chanslor Ranch, in Bodega Bay (about 1H15 to 1h30 north of San Francisco), where we had reservations for a guided horseback ride along the beach.
Marin County was nice and sunny (as usual) but the closer we got to Bodega Bay, the thicker the fog was.
They didn't allow anyone to take any kind of camera equipment during the ride, so I couldn't get you a shot of the spectacular view of the beach, but take my word for it, it was really pretty cool.
The horses were friendly and everything went pretty smoothly. We gave them tiny carrots and they really liked that.
My only regret is that we couldn't get the horses away from the beaten path but I guess the rules are pretty strict as to where they can or cannot go for a variety of reasons, including the fact that the trail goes through a State Park and they have limited access there to protect certain endangered species.
It was still a great deal of fun and I'd gladly do it again. Maybe next time, we can get the sun to show up! ;)