Sonoma Nesting

Sonoma Nesting

lf you find yourself near Guerneville do not miss visiting the Sonoma Nesting Company. This shop has a beautifully curated collection of Antiques, Reinvented Furniture, Art and other reloved and restored objects. Owned by two Guerneville locals the shop is one of our favorite spots. There is always something new, and beautiful, to tempt one. In addition to all kinds of eclectic treasures they also specialize in original artisan-painted furniture. Whether elegant, intricate, rustic, or refined – even fun and…

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Airstream Camping at Autocamp

Airstream Camping at Autocamp

So I’m not really a camper. But this is a whole different kind of camping. Airstreams have always fascinated me. They have a long history, dating back to 1929 when the Bowlus company first built the now familiar sausage shaped, silver aluminum Airstream trailer. The very first one was called the Clipper and was named after the first trans-Atlantic seaplane. Here is a link that will give you lots of fun facts about these iconic modes of transportation. If you…

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Great Coffee Plus an Amazing View

Great Coffee Plus an Amazing View

Every now and then you come upon a cool little spot that makes you want to keep it all to yourself so that it does not get overrun. Unfortunately the temptation to share is always too strong for me. I want others to enjoy the places I discover and Cafe Aquatica in Jenner is absolutely worthy a stop if you are craving a great cup of coffee or a light snack. Only a few miles from Bodega Bay, Jenner is…

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Lake Sonoma Camping and Hiking

Lake Sonoma Camping and Hiking

Every Sunday morning for years I would be at the “No Name Flat” trailhead at 8 o’ clock sharp (…everyone who knows me knows this means 8:10, at least) to meet up with friends and dogs for the weekly hike around the “Half a Canoe” loop.  The hike starts out at elevation with about a half mile approach until you reach the trail proper–at this point you are treated to a spectacular vista over the Warm Springs arm of Lake…

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Another Perfect Day, According to Me

Another Perfect Day, According to Me

A little side story… When I was young I contracted a very serious illness that stripped me from experiencing life as a normal teenager and left me not walking for years. I obviously felt miserable, limited, not free. Years later after many surgeries and feeling never the same, but a lot better, I promised myself a life full of adventures, travel, and as many perfect days as possible. Well, this one goes down for the ages. It was a simple day involving…

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Riding Geyser Road and Rockpile

Riding Geyser Road and Rockpile

I just returned from my first cycling excursion to California, which tied in nicely with the Tour of California stage at Santa Rosa. I am a nubie on the cycling front, celebrating my first year in June of riding, but in this short time I have found hill riding the most enjoyable and rewarding for losing weight (which is why I fell into cycling initially), and getting above a place to see it anew. When I first arrived to meet up…

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A Visit to Anderson Valley

A Visit to Anderson Valley

Last Spring I took a little side trip with some friends to spend a few days in Anderson Valley. We drove about an hour north from Geyserville  through beautiful scenery to get there. The region is most known for its Pinot Noirs and growing some of the best Pinot grapes around. We checked into the Boonville Hotel, run by Johnny and Marcus, two very lovely gentlemen. The hotel has a charming, rustic feel and we got to stay in some…

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Camping in Northern California

Camping in Northern California

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/-california/camping-spots-nor-cal/     This is a comprehensive list of amazing camping spots  to visit in Northern California. It answers the perennial question of “where should we go” and now all you have to decide is what wine should we take with us. Take a look here http://localstastingroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CURRENT-TASTING-SHEET-FOR-ROOM.pdf-5-13-16.pdf and give us a call.

Craft Beer in the North Bay

Craft Beer in the North Bay

I recently returned from a great trip to Seattle to visit my son. I was amazed at the number of breweries there were there. Not being much of a beer drinker, breweries are not usually something I pay much attention to but my interest was piqued because of my son’s interest and knowledge about the different styles of beer. As with anything like this there was a lot to learn. I came back to Sonoma County slightly better educated about….

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