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Apr 23, 2013 - Point Reyes National Seashore

Day 3 of our stay in Northern California we traveled to the Point Reyes National Seashore located right on the San Andreas Fault line. A beautiful drive through the foothills and farm land of Northern Cal. with a stop at the Cheese Factory to pickup some Byre and Olives for lunch later. The Point Reyes Light house is about an hours drive west of Petaluma on the Coast of course where we saw some Gray Whales migrating back to Alaska. The Light house was down about 300 steps equivalent to a 30 story building what goes down must come back up....

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Apr 21, 2013 - Petaluma

We have spent the last 2 days in the North Bay area of San Fran. in Petaluma about 40 minutes north of SF. Yesterday we toured Sonoma tasted some wines, bought a Pepper Turkey on Crusty Sourdough at the cheese factory and then drove over to Bodega Bay on the California Coast. The Temp. went from 77 degrees in Sonoma to 55 degrees on the Bay. We parked on the bay popped open a bottle of wine and enjoyed the view and the wine, we did stop to try the local chowda and found it to be very good. Day 2 today we traveled into SF toured Fisherman's...

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Apr 14, 2013 - Point Reyes

Days 39-41 of The Big Trip There was no way we could travel north from Fremont without paying a bridge toll. Well, we could, by driving way east and then back, but that didn't make sense. Another 80-mile day took us from Fremont to Petaluma, where we parked at a Coast Guard training facility. I've made a discovery that some stores, in California, charge a fee if you don't use your own bags. Sprouts gave a credit when I did. Keeps one guessing, but I'd better get in the habit of remembering to take shopping bags with me to the grocery store....

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Oct 1, 2012 - KOA petaluma, ca

took tour of town from the koa park. Went all around, but reel fast. saw a lot, but didn't stop much. was glad that I've been here before. Lunch at pier 39, do love my sea food. the seals were fun to watch, some tried to sun on the boat docks, but there was one guy with a broom just walking the docks chasing then off. been looking forward to this, the wine train. had wine samples before boarding train, then wonderful lunch on way to winery. only visited one winery, very up scale (pricey). enjoyed the wine, but didn't buy any, out of my...

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Jul 24, 2012 - Sonoma County

Today we are doing a tour of Sonoma County. Our tour guide claims there are more grapes in Sonoma County than in Napa – don’t know that for sure, but there are a lot of grapes. First we stopped at a family owned farm. They had all kinds of jams, jellies, syrup, etc. They also had yummy three-berry tarts – we had one there and bought another to take home for later. Next we went to Korbel Champagne Cellars. It was a beautiful place and David had several tastes of different champagne. We drove through the country side and we saw a lot of dairy...

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Jul 13, 2012 - Petaluma, Ca

July 13, 2012 Arrived Petaluma California. Just 30 miles outside San Francisco. Staying at Petaluma KOA. Drove into Petaluma to Visitors Center then walked over to Walnut Park for their Farmers Market. Later that day we drove to Bodega Bay to see the Pacific Ocean and then ate awesome seafood at Lucas Wharf. Great day.

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Jun 23, 2012 - Les vins de Napa Valley

On passe la journée dans la vallée de Napa pour voir les différents domaines viticoles de la région et faire la dégustation des vins de quelques vignobles. Nous commençons au nord de la vallée à Calistoga où nous allons visiter la winery Sterling, un bâtiment blanc qui se trouve sur une colline ce qui nous permet de voir le vignoble tout autour. En fait, on monte à la winery en gondole. La visite est intéressante car il nous présente toutes les étapes de fabrication des vins blanc et rouges. On déguste des vins de différents cépages tout au...

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Jun 22, 2012 - Sonoma

Aujourd'hui, nous avons eu un peu de pluie en matinée. Nous avons décidé d'aller à Sonoma pour passer l'après-midi. Sonoma est une petite ville dont le centre est un parc et les restaurants et hôtels sont tout autour. C'est aussi une région viticole importante. Finalement, ça a été un peu plus long car Lucie est allée au salon de coiffure dont le nom est Cheveux. Lucie a pu converser avec la coiffeuse et est très contente du résultat. Pendant ce temps, j'ai fait un petit tour dans la ville pour prendre quelques photos et j'ai aussi visité...

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Jun 21, 2012 - De Big Sur à Petaluma

Journée de route vers Petaluma qui sera notre porte d'entrée de Sonoma et Napa Valley. On passe par l'intérieur des terres question de voir d'autres paysages. On traverse San Francisco de bord en bord ce qui nous permet de voir une partie de la ville que nous n'avions pas vu et on emprunte le Golden Gate Bridge. Petaluma est environ 45 minutes du pont. On s'installe dans un Koa.

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May 22, 2012 - Cheese Factory

We visited the awesome "Cheese Factory" of Rouge et Noir today and sampled some of their award winning cheeses. We watched the cheese-makers producing the cheese. We also purchased a four pack and a couple of great sandwiches for our picnic lunch. The Cheese Factory produces over 35 cheeses by hand. Marin French Cheese Company is the oldest cheese manufacturer in the US. They have produced hand-crafted Artisan soft-ripened cheese since 1865. Rouge et Noir cheeses are similar to French and European varieties but reflect the characteristics...

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Aug 21, 2011 - Cindy, Noelle and family

We left the windmills and the Sacramento River delta on Sunday morning to make the 2 hour drive to Petaluma in Marin County, north of San Francisco. After setting up at the nearby KOA campground (pleasant surprise now nice it was), we drove the 10 minutes to the house and were greeted by Cindy’s husband of two years, Charles Little—a tall, handsome retired teacher with a fun sense of humor. Shortly, Cindy arrived with Noelle, 3 ½ year old Atticus, and 2 month old Maia. Noelle seems very much in her element as a mother—just decided she won’t...

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