Armstrong Woods

armstrongwood1In Sonoma County after a few days of wine tasting perhaps a little quite time for reflection and relaxation is in order at Armstrong Woods. An 805 acre park located in Guerneville is a sure bet for nature lovers. From Hwy 101 take the River road/Guerneville Road exit (about 2 miles north of Santa Rosa). Follow River Road as it winds through the Russian River Appellation for about 16 miles to Guerneville and at the second stoplight in Guerneville take a right on Armstrong road, it dead ends at the park. I recommend parking in the lot just outside the park and then by walking in you have no park fee. It is flat and some of the biggest and oldest Redwoods in Northern California are in these woods. It is truly beautiful. Get there early in the morning and enjoy the quiet and a cup of coffee which you can get at Café Bazaar which is on the left just after you make the turn on to Armstrong road.

Park Information

8:00 AM to one hour after official sunset.
(707) 869-2015

Day Use Fees
$8.00 per vehicle
$7.00 per vehicle for seniors
Free to pedestrians and bicyclists
Bus fee for 10-24 passengers is $50.00




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(707) 857-4900

Yank Sing

YankSingLocated in the Rincon Center in San Francisco in the Embarcadero area, this world renowned Dim Sum Restaurant is abuzz with friends, families and conversations while a host of servers approach your table with carts filled with fresh seafood, meats and veggie dumplings along with offerings of fish, duck, crab and veggie side orders. I love the Atmosphere at Yank Sing and the food that once served only to the Imperial Family is out of this world.

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A Bill Cauthers Favorite
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(707) 857-4900

Water Bar

samiq3waterbarWater Bar is a seafood-centric restaurant located on the waterfront in San Francisco with a panoramic view of the bay, city skyline and the Bay Bridge. It features a menu of fresh sustainable fish and seafood plus in the evenings the light show on the Bay Bridge is visible. During happy hour lunch from 11:30 -4pm on Thursdays thru Saturday’s they serve fresh DOLLAR OYSTERS. Sit at the bar you will meet people from all over the world.

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399 The Embarcadero South| San Francisco, California 94105 |



A Bill Cauthers Favorite
Locals Tasting Room
(707) 857-4900

Climbing Rose Cottage & Studio

I have been getting a lot of requests lately asking about places to stay in Geyserville. I can personally vouch for this one…and the best part is you can walk right to Locals. Take a look.

Located in the Heart of the Alexander Valley in downtown Geyserville, and named for the ancient rose bush that climbs seductively along a tree on the private driveway; the cottage has two queen-size bedrooms and one bath, a living room with fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. The Studio features a private entrance, king-size bed, whirlpool tub and private patio. Amenities include fine linens, microwave, WiFi, television, DVD player, washer and dryer and off-street parking. The Cottage and Studio are just a block from the historic town center with its wine tasting rooms, Zagat-rated restaurants and unique shops and art galleries.

address: Route 128 near Geyserville Avenue
telephone: 877.727.8182
fax: 707.433.8130
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(707) 857-4900

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