Monday, May 31, 2010

Back from Sonoma

It may have been rainy and cool in California, but the wine and cheese did not disappoint.  Ingrid's Cabin at the Glenelly Inn was the perfect place to tuck in to local wine, cheese, sausage, and breads while a cheery fire crackled in the fireplace. 

A day-trip took us to Jack London's ranch, where his widow built a museum in a large cabin to commemorate his short but active and prolific life and writings. Despite fog and drizzle, it was great for a bear from the desert to get his fur wet. Fascinating history, too. Here I am on top of a banister carved in a South Seas style.

Other diversions included the redwoods in Armstrong Grove and the rather exciting one-lane, two-way road to Austin Creek.

The drive up the coast to Fort Ross and down the coast to Bodega Bay was beautiful. Although extremely curvy with few guard rails, it wasn't nearly as scary as Austin Creek. Plus the B&B outside of Guerneville was terrific.  Here I am just south of Fort Ross. 

 Next... my adventures at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

On the Road Again

Packing for the trip to California.  It's been a loooong time since I've been farther than White Rock.  Of course, emptying out the White Rock house, remodeling it, and getting it staged for sale has been a huge distraction since February.  Now that's done and it's time to relax a little. 

So it's off to Sonoma for a few days of wine and cheese.  Follow the adventure here and via Twitter--  The rest of the Homefront Brigade (including newest member, Tinsel, from the MMNA garage sale) plus the three cats will hold down the house along with our house-sitter Sheila. 

Stay tuned for adventure!