Weekend Musings – Hiking on Mt Tam, dinner in Stinson Beach and Domaining Sunday

Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. This is a series that I used to do on my blog but haven’t kept up with over the years. Last week at NamesCon enough people told me I should start this back up again that I decided to do it, so welcome back, let’s do this.

One of the things I really love about living in San Francisco is how easy it is to go from being in the middle of the hustle-and-bustle and out into nature. As you probably know, I’m a big fan of hiking, camping, and backpacking and one of my favorite hiking spots close to the city is Mount Tamalpais.

Daina and I had a great hike on Mt Tam on Saturday, which is where the photo above was taken. You never know if you’re going to be able to see the city or not from the peak, it really depends on what Carl (yes, the fog in SF has a name) decides to do. It was pretty clear yesterday so you can see the rolling hills of the Marin Headlands, the ocean, and the city in the distance.

We had a picnic lunch on top of Mt Tam and watched the sun set…once the sun goes down it starts to get mighty cold so we headed back to the car and onto Stinson Beach for dinner. Here’s a shot of the sunset:

If you haven’t heard of Stinson Beach, you’re not alone, and in some ways it’s by design. Nestled along the California Coast, Stinson Beach is a small beach community that wants to stay that way. Main Street is tiny and with no main highway taking you in and out you’ll have to wind along the coastline to get here.

That being said, if you’re already on top of Mt Tam, it’s only about a 15 minute drive and well worth it. My favorite restaurant in Stinson Beach is The Sand Dollar, and since it’s Dungeness Crab season, our timing was perfect.

That was Saturday. As for today, I got up, went to the gym and then spent most of the afternoon Domaining (i.e. doing things related to my domain investment portfolio). Given how busy my weekdays are, Sunday tends to be the only day I can give my Domain Investments some love.

Tonight we’re making salmon and broccoli which has become a regular Sunday night go-to for us. While I know a lot of people are probably watching the Oscars, we aren’t big movie buffs, and we’re currently really into a Korean Drama called Crash Landing On You (available on Netflix) which I highly recommend.

On that note, it’s time for dinner. I hope you all had a great weekend, it was so awesome seeing everyone at NamesCon, thanks for the encouragement to bring this weekly series back!

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  • BullS February 9, 2020, 9:21 pm

    I bet that crab costs about $30 but I get mine for free, just dropped the crab pots and in less than 30mins, I will get 6 biggies.
    Will get clams and oysters on the beach too .

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  • Mika February 9, 2020, 10:35 pm

    Glad your weekend was great. You really seem to have a well-balanced work/life balance from an outsiders perspective, I need to take some lessons.

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  • BullS February 10, 2020, 8:50 am

    Love your weekend musings….no comparison to that boring DSAD midwest nothing to do places….snow cold hot humid flat boring

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