Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Berries, sand, kites and a nap…..

This past Saturday Deb came up with the idea to go berry picking with the kids and the grandkid. We did this once before when our kids were still pretty young and had a really fun time.

There’s a place in Pescadero called Phipps Farm and I can still remember them working their way up and down the aisles of Olallieberries, raspberries and blackberries with their little buckets…..one in the bucket, one in their mouth, one in the bucket and so on….At the end of the day they had purple fingers and purple stains around their mouths…

This year, I think we were still a little early in the season as Olallieberries were the only berries ripe enough to pick. It actually worked out better though since the hunt for the perfect berry is really the best part. If it had been any easier, we would have filled our buckets too quickly and been done in less time than it even took to drive there.

Besides, with Christina and Michelle treating it like the ultimate berry picking championship – not sure where they get their competitiveness - we soon had all 4 of our buckets full to over flowing.

So, with 10lbs of berries paid for and packed away in the back of the truck, it was off to the beach to fly Caleb’s kite and have a picnic.


The weather so far had been cool and cloudy. Usually June is a pretty nice month on the beach, but so far it was still sweatshirt weather. It obviously didn’t keep anyone home though as the beach at San Gregorio was busy with families picnicking, barbecuing and playing in the water….

After a nice little picnic, Chris and Caleb flew the kite….Caleb thought it was really cool for about 2 minutes….afterwards Chris was left to deal with it while the little guy went to make sand castles…
The sun finally came out a bit, so as I normally do when at the beach, in the sun, after eating…..I took a nap…

A little while later, the sun went behind some clouds and the wind picked up so we decided that was our cue to head for home…..

What do you do with 10 lbs of berries you ask? Deb made cobbler of course!!! Mmmmm I love cobbler….

2 comments:

Michelle said...

You should have taken a picture of the finished cobbler before we gobbled it down like we hadn't eaten in a month, even though we just had that amazing steak dinner.

OldNSlo said...

I was thinking that... but that would have involved putting down the fork and picking up the camera....