crazy happy post!
On Friday afternoon we went to Bolinas. Bolinas is a quirky, hippy, friendly, mellow, rural Marin County kinda place. If you go, take a map. There are no signs to guide you (the locals take them down). Sometimes there aren't street signs. The good thing is that if you find your way there, everyone is very nice. It is the kind of place that plasters a tussahfluffing smile on your face that doesn't go away until you leave.
Our friends, Rick & Heidi, of 5 Cent Coffee, had a gig (do people still say that? or have I just horribly dated myself?) at the local bar, Smileys. Smileys is also a dog friendly hotel (yay!) so we booked a room.
We got into town early enough to take a nice walk on the beach. This place is freaking gorgeous! It was late afternoon and the sky was overcast. I love the light in these conditions. So I took a few pictures. Okay, I took a lot of pictures. Here are a few, more at my Flickr page.
I was bewitched by all the fabulous textures. A very low tide exposed the sand, tidepools, and rocks. So I took a few pictures. Okay, I took a lot of pictures (not funny the second time?). More on ze Flickr.
The 5 Cent Coffee show was fabulous! Love them! They are a self-described "Neo Skiffle Junkyard Blues" band. Whatever that is. I'm not smart enough in the ways of music to understand. What I do understand is that they are awesome and play all sorts of fun and funky junk and music springs forth. So I took a few pictures. Okay, I took a lot of pictures (funny now that I am obviously abusing the idea?). Here are a few, more at my Flickr page.
They have a fabulous new CD out called Bourbon & Beans. Don't be the last kids on the block to get it.
While you are on their website, be sure to check out their show flyers, works of art they be. If you are in Japan, be sure to check out their Japan tour schedule, including a gig at the Yokohama Jug Band Festival!
Afterwards, we went to their room and partied until 3 am! I am getting waaaaay to old for this!
The following morning we had a late breakfast and another stroll on the beach. Surely you are expecting me to mention something about all the pictures I took? I would, only my camera died after just a few shots. (sad for me, lucky for you!)
Note to self: when you take a bazillion pictures, you need to charge the camera battery or the camera will not work. Sigh. I really wanted to show you a picture of the local filling station, Bo Gas (say it fast).