Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bodega Bay Overnight Jaunt

I always try to take an overnight trip somewhere in California whenever the wife and I visit our family in Fremont.

We hadn’t been to Bodega Bay (where Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” was filmed) in a couple of years, so we packed up our overnight bag, jumped into our rented Hyundai Elantra, and motored north to Bodega.

It wasn’t a short trip; it was a long (according to my standards) two-hour drive that started on freeways and then veered off into smaller country roads. But it was quite fun.

Once we hit Bodega Bay, we stopped by at Lucas Wharf for lunch with a Facebook friend. I took the occasion to snap some picturesque photos of just ordinary stuff lying about the piers.

Here … I’ll share some of them with you:

Once again, we stayed at the Inn at the Tides. You know, the one where they give you a complimentary bottle of Salmon Creek wine. I’ve run pictures of the room before, but that was two years ago, so here are the new ones:

Once we got settled, it was time for dinner, so we headed down the driveway and across the street to the Tides Wharf Restaurant for dinner. After dinner and a little wander around, we went back to the room for a relaxing lie-around to rest.

The next morning, we had breakfast at the Tides Wharf Restaurant. You may recall from my post two years ago that a free breakfast comes with the room. (By the way, pictures of our Lucas Wharf lunch and our Tides Wharf dinner and breakfast were posted yesterday.)

Finally, after a good night’s sleep, we went on that famous road that Tippi Hedren took around the bay to the Spud Point Crab Company, a little shack on the side of the road that makes the best crab sandwiches and award-winning clam chowder.

Can’t wait for our next sojourn there, but I tell you, the 2+-hour drive back to Fremont was grueling—my shoulders and neck ached by the time we reached the house.

But … it was worth it!


Sue Stewart said...

I'm so glad you came to visit and Bodega is the perfect place to meet up! 😁

Craig Miyamoto said...

We'll do it again! You can count on it, Sue.