Just a little over an hour away north of San Francisco, in the beautiful rural coast of Sonoma County, is a little town called Bodega Bay. We came here to have lunch for my mother-in-law's birthday, and saw seals chilling in the sun right by the window of the restaurant. On the drive up we also saw tons of cute cows, horses, sheep and goats grazing away in the big hills with plenty of space(no factory farms over here).
We had lunch at Lucas Wharf that has seafood inspired menu and it is located over the water by the boat docks. After lunch we drove to Bodega Head which is a gorgeous place for whale watching. The wind was horrific and ocean rough and I thought I would fly away so stayed away from the edge of the bluffs. We did not see any whales needless to say, since we were only able to stay for a couple of minutes. I've never experienced wind like that before! We also stopped by a kite and candy store for some salt water taffy.