|Santa Rosa Sunset|
|Lynmar Estates Winery in Sebastopol with Suzanne: vineyards, glorious gardens, gourmet lunch.|
|At Casa de Rod in Santa Rosa, with PCV friend and master chef Suzanne.|
|Jack London's Wolf House ruins, park, burial ground, walking paths.|
Yep, that's me, top middle photo, in front of a mural pointing toward the massive ruins
in what PCV friends Ilse and Carl call my ubiquitous pose!
|A statue of St. Francis welcomes us to St. Francis Winery,|
surrounded by mountains,
and full of animals there for a special blessing.
She is totally at home in Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Valley, a California girl born and bred. She's lived in the North and the South, near the ocean, in the mountains, in the valleys. Lucky for me! She shared the countryside she love, the winding mountain roads, the farms and vineyards of Sonoma county and such special places as Lynmar Estates Winery in Sebastopol for a gourmet lunch with their fine house wine; Wolf House in Glen Ellen, novelist Jack London's stone mansion ruins burnt down as it was being completed, and his burial ground on the Beauty Ranch Trail; the historic town of Sonoma itself, built elegantly around a square; St. Francis Winery, which held a blessing of the animals (over 100 of them, of every variety, mostly but not only dogs).
|Doris and I around her place and UC-Berkeley.|
The historic town of Sonoma, old and new, native American, Mexican (General Vallejos was a founder), and Anglos, a beautiful natural and built environment around a central plaza, a Mexican-like square.
|A small part of the grand UC-Berkeley campus, the classical library, a sculpture, statue of Mark Twain at entrance to the elegant Library reading room, and the famous Cheese Board Pizza Collective,|
where we had lunch.