Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Travel Blogs from Calistoga
... beautiful and scenic but slightly more commercial and the wine was nowhere near as good as Rombauer. We were about to give up hope when the last wine they served us was delicious... so again, we couldn't help ourselves and bought 3 bottles of it!
Off to the next campsite we headed to Alexander Valley and are now parked up ready for some more wine tasting tomorrow, this time in the Sonoma Valley.
... Bay Area attraction. Yes, attraction. The freaks & hippies were in full-swing (despite it being Summer.) I visually absorbed the culture while making our way to the campus. And a beautiful campus it was! So many trees and a variety of architecture. We scaled the 3rd tallest bell tower in the world, The Campanile (Sather Tower) and viewed the Bay Area all around from 307ft up.
Next, I had a meeting with a goat farmer ...
... though, as the American-Mexican war broke out only a month later, and California was annexed as part of the USA. You can see a picture of the kids underneath the Bear Flag Monument, which marks Sonoma's moment of revolutionary glory. The bear was what the revolutionaries originally put on their flag, and the flag they fashioned remains the flag of California today. We paid a visit to the Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma, a Mexican mission founded in 1823, ...
... for ages about the upcoming elections in the USA. There are only 40 days or so until the election, so the play off between Romney and Obama is all over the news at present. In particular USA foreign policy following the murder of the Ambassador recently in Libya is making headlines. Of course, you can go to a 7-11 and get a slurpee in the colour and name of your preferred president! Can't see that happening in Australia - get your Gillard ...
... a car full of pit bulls. April and I headed up the hill to walk the mile to the nearest look out. Every tree at the entrance to the trail had a sign saying not to leave valuables as there had been bash and grab thefts. First clue. Up the trail a ways I spot a dirty sock, then we see a group of three young men, clearly stoned. Its two in the afternoon. Next was the single guy staggering towards us. April and I both get this sick feeling in ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking