Extended Stay America - Santa Rosa - South
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A little wakeful in the early hours then fell asleep so when my alarm went off I turned it off then dropped back to sleep, then woke up 45 min later! Arrgghh! Mad rush, super quick shower, just made it before breakfast closed (but wasn't the last one). Really packed programme Caldwell Esselstyn spoke first. Colin Campbell spoke again. It was great seeing these chaps- I had read their books & listened to and watched interviews with them for the past year. Truth ...
The nature of the job I choose and the life I lead is to go somewhere, feel it out, and explore as much as possible.
When I decided to make a move to the US, this was exactly what I did.
I went, and settled in and after a week of being there decided I wanted to move on. It happens.
It tends to bother others more than myself that I chose to come home, and spent the first Christmas ...
... to explore the town and have a nice lunch. Ever since I saw Sonoma on The Bachelor when Ben was on it, as it was his home town I thought it looked so nice and it was! Sonoma is bigger than Healdsburg but has the same town square in it so they look similar. I walked around and looked at all the shops and also saw a heap of small wineries in town, including Ben's so it was the perfect first town to visit in wine country.
After that, I drove to ...
... next door and we happily gathered around the warmth of a small wood stove as he turned a bowl and several other items on his lathe.
The redwood bowls and other pieces were beautiful. I had to resist the urge to bring something home. But as Lars keeps reminding me..."We're downsizing"!
All too soon we were on our way back to Santa Rosa and our dinner gathering.
It was a lovely busy day.
... names and in the buildings and the unceasing good weather, and bright blue skies make everything look sharp and inviting. We may not have drunk the wine but we filled our boots with lovely views instead. We decide not to buy a property here as even a modest winery would set us back $20m.
On route to the inland glories we spend a couple of nights in Sacramento, actually the State capital, and a fine if federal town. At one end of the town, divided by a freeway, is Old ...