I'm super excited about two things coming up!
I am going birding again tomorrow! Yippee! This time in Marin. This is a more unique experience than the last time I went in that we will be watching shorebirds from kayaks. We will leave
I went to a book signing of his with my roommate, Kristin, in Santa Cruz a few months ago. It was to launch his new Field Guide of Trees. All the copies were sold out when I got there. Oh well. I'm glad I went. Other than the few annoying overly enthusiastic Californians bombarding him with continual questions of invasive species, it was nice to hear a bit about his process. Here is also another fun video clip of him teaching a class of school kids how he draws a bird.
The other thing that I'm really looking forward to is celebrating the birthday of one of my closet friends, Hannah. She is the proud owner of Pie Bird Press and an amazing person all around. Normally, we celebrate each other's birthdays at LuLu in San Francisco. This restaurant showcases a menu of delicious provencal style cuisine from their wood-fired oven, rotisserie and grill. It is always a favorite spot. BUT...this year, we will be celebrating at a relatively new restaurant in Oakland called Camino. Camino is italian for fireplace, so the wood-fired oven theme remains the same. It is a wonderful restaurant with a rustic atmosphere, great service and of course, amazing food. I always loved this place, but recently, Hannah forwarded this interview with the owners of Camino and I am now even more in love with it.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!