Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sonoma County 2009

We left Eureka at 7:00 AM under blue sky, no cloud in sight. It never misses.
When we arrived in Santa Rosa it was very warm.
After setting up the motorhome we went to the Charles M. Schulz Museum. We saw Snoopy and all the other Peanuts characters, of course not live.
We are staying at the Sonoma County Fairground using Passport America. The book lists the first three days for half price. We were informed that only the first day is half price. We will be moving tomorrow.
I checked out the Moose Lodge. When we arrived at the address, the building is now a store. I called the lodge and was informed that they sold the building and at the new lodge they have no spaces for RVs.

It took us only an hour to go from Santa Rosa to Petaluma. We arrived at the Elks in Petaluma at 9:00 AM and after setting up the motorhome were on the road to Bodega Bay by 10:00 AM.
Alfred Hitchcock used this location for his film "The Birds".
It is a very beautiful place. We took highway 1 North , the road follows the Pacific Ocean. The Sonoma Coast is spectacular and the weather helps too. We have still blue skies.
We found a picnic bench and had lunch on a high cliff.

At Jenner we took highway 116 East and followed the Russian River. In Sebastopol we stopped for a few minutes. It had gotten too hot for walking the streets, so we returned to Petaluma.

Today we left at 8:00 AM and headed back to highway 1.
First we went to the Pt. Reyes National Seashore and visited the Light House.
The flowers along the road are so beautiful. Several deer were feeding on the grass and flowers.

Then we drove South on highway 1 to Stinson Beach. There we had our lunch at the Beach Park.

Yesterday the temperatures broke all records for April. It was 93 degrees F in Petaluma. Today it is a few degrees cooler.
There were a lot of people on the beach.
Our next stop was the Muir Woods National Monument. We walked the main trail, along the Redwood Creek. Walking under those giant trees gave me a strange feeling. Those trees are giants.
Most of this tour was actually in Marin County.

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