Northern California – Marin & Redwoods

So many wonderful things happened while we stayed in San Rafael, California. Many thanks to Bry, our good friend who invited us to stay with her and her Oma there. We love you two 🙂

Marin County is full of beauty. The flora of the region is spectacular and the weather is perfect.


The most beautiful things we found there, though, were inside the hearts of the people we met. Oma cooked food from her German homeland and Bry made us delicious dishes… we only ate out a few times during our stay. Typically we would come down and there would be a “tiny” spread of “snacks” laid out on the table that reminded me of my time in northern Italy. Who could turn that down?


We  got to travel out to Inverness & Olema to do some of our volunteer ministry work. We also spent some time out in Woodacre.
We attended Fairfax Congregation while in Marin.
The friends were warm and super helpful with suggestions of things to do in NorCal. We met a sister who is into geocaching and she signed us up for the app (thanks Gab!!). While there I got my feet wet and found four!
Bikes! We wanted to take mountain bikes with us into the PNW so we stopped and picked out an inexpensive one from “Tar-jay” (or Target, if you’re not classy).
Our favorite thing about San Rafael? Relaxation and hospitality at Oma and Bry’s place!
One of my favorite scriptures is 1 Corinthians 13:13 which states “…these three remain: faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.” We certainly got a big dose of love in Marin, especially the evening we went for dinner at this brother’s house. I can’t find the picture of us all… but let me tell you the food was amazing!
Bry’s sister suggested V. Sattui Winery in Napa so we went. It did not disappoint 🙂
On the way north we stopped in Anderson Valley at Handley Cellars. I got to try a champagne as old as Tay Tay.
Redwoods National Park was serene and majestic.
Titan, our Cane Corso, loved the woods. We will turn him into a trail dog before this trip is over.
Our R-pod did great and looked great at the campsite.