May 19 2015
Strawberry Picking on the California Coast
Post by sara albers

Strawberry Picking on the coast // alice & lois

We spent the weekend camping with family friends at Manresa State Park, which is south of Santa Cruz. You might remember reading about our Angel Island camping trip with these friends. Manresa Campgrounds is set right above the beach on bluffs. You can hike down to the beach from the sites. Absolutely gorgeous.

Camping at Manresa State Park // alice & lois

On the way home on Sunday we took the coast, driving along the beautiful Highway 1. Strawberry season is here so we just had to stop in Pescadero at Swanton Berry U-Pick farm. Harper and I picked 5 pounds of gorgeous strawberries. There is just something about the taste of a bright red, perfectly ripe berry grown along the coast. Unbelievable. And it’s so refreshing taking a city kid to a farm to pick her own fruit. She enjoyed picking the berries so much that she filled a box to bring to her classroom to share.

We are making a batch of our favorite Strawberry Lemonade this week!

strawberry picking on the coast // alice and lois

strawberry picking on the coast // alice and lois

strawberry picking on the coast // alice and lois

strawberry picking on the coast // alice and lois

strawberry picking on the coast // alice and lois

All photos by Sara Albers. All rights reserved. 

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