The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Sonoma
... volcanoes in a line from Washington to California including Mr. Rainier, Mt. St. Helen's, Mt. Hood and near the end of the line, Mt. Shasta. These are such dominating peaks, that you can imagine what people must have thought living in the valleys around them when they suddenly exploded.
Back into farm country and large farms and silos and then the golden hills of California. I always thought ...
... to learn that our National Parks pass is also valid here - what an amazing bargain that has been for us. Dylan is taken with the wooden carved bears outside the visitors shop, and goes round to have a chat with each of them, much to the entertainment of those sitting outside. Looking for an easy wander before lunchtime we pick a track to Cathedral Grove (recommended by N and N). Very enjoyable views of the huge trees on the ...
... Sonoma, which has a cute park/square in the center surrounded by neat old buildings. The square also had a tiny pond with ducks with unusual hair-dos (see pics below).
Based on tips at the Sonoma visitor’s center, we found a campsite in a state park ($35) and set-up then headed just down the road to an Italian restaurant. Good stuff and some good Chianti (when in wine country…), and then back to camp for one of the more ...
... we went out to dinner to a small cafe in Novato called El Meson. Skip and I went there a few weeks ago after I had read a review of it and it turns out that it is owned by the son of a woman who used to clean our house and she used to work at the College of Marin when he (Skip) worked there! We ordered some tapas and entres which were all very good.
Saturday, March 24
I drove Val and Roz to the airport and that is the end of our epic ...
... mind feet. We leave behind the majesty of redwoods and big coasts; but more majesty awaits. Tomorrow morning, mount rainier will rise from the horizon to meet us, and we will hopefully hike somewhere towards the glacier atop. The tremendous coast of the pacific will spill between islands on puget sound, the very edge of which is our first stop for the trip. From Washington, we begin the trip east; I have yet to see Yellowstone and can't wait to spend time in this most ...
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