Living away from my parents’ home in the Bay Area has made me love Thanksgiving even more. I don’t find myself longing for Marin every day, but when I return I swear I feel like I took its beauty and easiness for granted when I lived there. That’s not to say that I didn’t take day trips to Stinson Beach, stroll down the cozy streets of downtown San Anselmo, and hike the trails in San Rafael; I did. I guess every time I go home I just realize how rare it is to grow up in such an eclectic and naturally beautiful place. Here are a few snaps from my visit over Thanksgiving weekend, which included a dinner at a Marin must-eat, Sol Food, trips to a brewery and several beer bars, and a day exploring Alamo Square and Hayes Valley in San Francisco.