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... thought that probably if I put the bath taps on before we left, there might be a bath there worth stepping into by the time we returned, but sanity prevailed, and I will have a bath tomorrow instead.
The two streets nearby are full of small cafes and restaurants serving good local food and there is not a MacDonalds in sight. Quite by chance we have managed to end up in the right part of town, even if the hotel is a building site.
... disappeared somewhere..
And when E.C. brought the pudding menu, and our first choice was not available, we put him through his paces. He had a great sense of humour and the dining room by this time was almost empty (the Americans eating so early) so we had a bit of a laugh with him.
He didn't charge us for our sorbets, which was a cool gesture and ensured he got a good tip.
Brit's next mission, which she chose to accept, was to discover the bar ...
... lows in the mid-50's, and partly cloudy/partly sunny with morning fog. I'm still thinking about all the traffic and the lack of parking spaces -- and it will be MUCH, MUCH worse starting tomorrow. The first two games of the NBA Finals are in Oakland (go Cleveland Cavaliers!), Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is in San Francisco for a week, and there's a huge Alcatraz Triathlon this weekend downtown. It makes you not want to go anywhere -- oh well . . . . ...
... to hike for an hour because Jon had made a reservation for us to tour the Benziger Winery which is just outside Glen Ellen near Sonoma. We arrived in plenty of time but discovered, only once we got there, that food was not included in the tour. Those of you who know Jon will now be saying, "uh oh". For those of you who don't know Jon, he gets very, very testy when he goes too long without eating and it's usually not pretty! He found an ...
... rows of grapes, of course all tethered to a form of irrigation. Inviting, quaint wineries lined the valley roads.
We headed for Bodega Bay where the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds" was filmed. Many references to the film were noticeable throughout the town. The pretty bay is also home to an active ...