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Travel Blogs from Guerneville
... and a fine dinner at the local bistro ensued. Thanks Scott.
We are in the bridal suite as the future couple are staying up the road a piece. Thursday is wine tour day, so the east coasters are getting over jet lag this morning and the rest of us are busy chilling beer for tonight's Mexican event.
Sunny skies and temps in the 90s are conducive to sipping 15 varieties from 3 wineries leaving us all a little dazed by end of day. The Mexican theme party ...
... not just the food. It's partly, but not entirely determined by what grows locally. We hope I&A pick-up on some of this. ......And how absurdly quickly will we forget these minor insights and be sucked back into the old routine? Having got the taste for travel, it would be nice to keep going, but unfortunately I made a pinky-promise with Karen (practice manageress) to go back to work sometime next year. ...
... I was quite amazed to learn the Sonoma County (my new home) has the largest number of artists in the USA, 26,000! I suppose that explains why I feel so comfy. Most of the studios are over in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, but there are a number of them spread all over, including a few small ones out here on the river near me.
The Open Studio Artwalk continues tomorrow, but I really must get some work done here, or poor Dave will be waging the ...
... things in perspective. I mean, I'm actually up and moving to Germany to be an au pair! This year is going to be full of incredible new things, new places, improved language skills, and hopefully a ton of pretzel and (responsible-ish) beer consumption.
Now I need to somehow figure out a way to talk myself out of bringing five pairs of shoes. Which one will be left behind???
September 2009: work continues on the shell and the yard. AAaaack! Will it ever end?!?
December 2009: Ditto above, plus we went to the groovy little Xmas parade in Guerneville (4 miles away)
March and April 2010: Dave is more than ½ way around the exterior, progress is slow but solid. We have a nice little tire blowout in Pinkie on the way home. Scary, but luckily Dave is on the job so all is well.
June 2010: I ...