Because the Blue Angels were in town, because there was a blue grass concert, because the America's Cup was racing, because I wanted to see with friends, because the fog rolled in ... Alex and I hopped on a plane to the west coast a couple of weeks ago. While we stretched to get a little bit of everything crammed into one of the busiest and exciting weeks in San Francisco we did get a few relaxing moments, notably our visit to Hog Island Oysters in Point Reyes with our friends Gloria and Chris, the bay area's oyster farm famous for its fresh, briny and clean tasting sweet water oysters.
|Try shucking these babies!|
|A bar constructed from a boat|
|Picnicking among the most beautiful and serene views in the area|
|Yes, someone had lots of oysters this afternoon|
|This kid attracts dogs like bees to honey|
With a truck load of oysters and a couple of bottles of wine from a local winery in hand we were ready for a fun evening. Hog Island Oyster in Point Reyes is a quaint, calm and beautiful destination, especially when gathered among good people who like to celebrate the best gift in life: friends. The picnic tables and view from are highly coveted so reservations two months ahead are highly recommended. If you can't make it to the Point Reyes location, which is admittedly a trek (close to a one hour drive from San Francisco), Hog Island has a bustling restaurant in San Francisco, which also has its own spectacular view. More on this thrilling trip to come!