At the bottom of the hill from where I'm staying is Pt. Reyes Station, a quaint-yet-hip tourist town with plenty going on paricularly on sunny weekends when it fills with San Francisco's weekend warriors, bikers and upwardly mobile looking for something simpler.
When "partner" walked into town the other day to let me finish my word count, we decided to meet in front of the old character tree near the Palace Market at a particular time but a few minutes before appointed time, I got a call. "Change of plans. A singing minstrel has taken over the tree so we'll have to meet down the block."
Toby's, a local all-in-one hosts an art gallery, fresh produce stand and gift shop as well as yoga and meditation classes and even a Saturday night Barn Dance!
The Cowgirl Creamery in the old Creamery building (what was once an old barn) features locally-made organic artisan cheeses and gourmet foods as well as organic produce. Besides their original location in Pt. Reyes Station, they maintain a shop at the Ferry Plaza in San Francisco as well as a second store in Washington, D.C.