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I forgot to mention, that it was a holiday here. Labour Day weekend. Didn't realise when I booked, so very fortunate to get the room. Anyway, a big party was being planned for the Saturday night. It's called the "White Party" thought about making an outfit from the sheets and pillow cases on my bed, and possibly fashioning a cross from two redwoods that I could burn on my patio, but apparently, it's not THAT sort of party! Probably for the best. I was told ...
Spent a week in Sheri's motor home, camping at Casini Ranch outside of Guerneville.
The weather was great, gave me a chance to reorganize my "stuff" in the car for the first of many times on the trip and to figure out how to set my tent up and several other things that I never had to know how to do.
Binky and Xena adjusted pretty well to their new home. Xena immediately assumed her duties of guard kitty.
Did a couple ...
... the Sonoma Valley wine region. Sonoma Valley runs parallel to its more famous sister region, Napa Valley. I had chosen to go on the Sonoma tour instead of the Napa tour as I wanted to experience a region that didn't have a whole lot of big commercial vineyards. We arrived at the first of 3 wineries we would be visiting. The Robledo Family Winery was a great start and rich with history. In 1968 at the age of 16, Reynaldo Robledo, left Mexico to work in ...
... There is a monthly art walk in Guerneville, and I happened upon the annual Open Art Studio event. I went to a stone sculpting demo and plan to take a class from the sculptress once I am settled, it seems like great fun, and I get to use power tools. Talent be damned… I LOVE power tools!
I also spent the better part of an hour at a lovely mixed media studio, talking abut art and what it was like being a local up here. This was my idea of a ...
... coming up, bu we cannot turn back.
Approaching the wine vallies lifted our spirits up high: peaceful green hills, vineyards, single houses or villas and most of all the sun! The sun is shining and it is warm - not hot, just comfortably warm!
We were early and even though we had seen online that there were not many hotels in Napa, we thought to give it a try. We took the first freeway exit, followed a ...