I am Doris in N CA. Over time, this has become the "serious" blog.
Since the suicide of my son, I have become involved in suicide awareness and, yes, that creeps into the blog on a fairly regular basis.
We went exploring on Friday. We've lived here for almost 13 years and hadn't made it to the Marin Headlands. Not anymore. We started out on the Marin side of the Golden Gate - pictures of Fort Baker, the bridge and Battery Spencer - one of many military installations we found on our trip. All meant to defend the entrance to the bay during WWII.
Somebody had told me about a beach where you could find cool rocks with holes - perfect for wearing on a leather thong around your neck. Only problem was, he couldn't remember which beach it was, only that it was near Muir Beach. So, we started at the first beach that was easily accessible - Rodeo Beach. We walked S first and inspected just about every rock we found - no luck. Back to the N, again inspecting and picking up a few pieces of beach glass. But no rocks with holes. Pictures of surfers came next and, at almost the very end of the beach, I did find one rock with a hole in it. A bit too big for jewelry but, who knows, maybe next time I'll find the perfect one. Because we'll be back.