Travel Blogs from Windsor
... elements into the wine production. The capital of Sonoma County is Sonoma City but the best vineyards are situated north of the town: Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valley. The typical variety for California is Zinfandel which is light red wine similar to Sirah.
From San Francisco Downtown we drove to Windsor, a small town right next to Healdsburg and the main hub for visiting the three above mentioned valleys. It was a 2-hour drive to our friend's ...
... coastline and it continued as we drove into California.
In California, we drove through the redwood forest. Huge, old trees, although I found out later from Dick that I snoozed through some of the bigger ones!
We stopped on our way in Eureka which we had always heard was a quaint town which it is although not a quaint as we expected. Eureka has a population of less than 30,000 in the city and about 45,000 in the greater Eureka area. It's ...
... patterns that then fall into straight lines. It makes for an interesting change of scenery as we drive along.
Yesterday we arrived in Windsor to see our long time friends. It was so good to sit and laugh and talk and share stories again. The little kids were fun to be around too. Gary went to Liam's Tae Kwon Do class and watched Liam practice his first green belt class. He is only five and has ...
... over the Russian River bridge and rode into Bodega Bay ahead of schedule. They seem to be getting faster and stronger as the ride progress's. Here is the link to Brian's Garmin that captures today's ride details: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/3552 48288
Julie and Sharon visited historic Fort Ross and found an old school house that dated back into the 1800's. ...
... we did not stay for the 50-minute tour, we enjoyed photographing the edifice and the variety of fowl and animals that live here.
Having purchased items for picnicking, we headed for Rutherford Hil and their popular picnic site. There was a charge to use the area, but it did include a bottle ...
Other places to stay in Windsor
8937 Brooks Road South, Windsor | 2 star hotelfrom $133
8865 Conde Lane, Windsor | 2 star hotelfrom $139