John is an author, a friend and an Australian. So when I have the opportunity to hear him speak, I'm there.
Later, John spoke as the Friends of the Library presentation. He told of his interesting personal history, shared how to self-publish and then read from his newest book. It was a fantastic evening of camaraderie with other writers and devout bibliophiles.
Here we are, last chance to see a bear for the season and we see four of them- Score!
Bob and the bear have a 'moment'.
The second bear was very focused on dinner.
Until this third one came down the path and encouraged him to move along.
Our last bear was the most timid and stayed the least amount of time, but was still a marvel to watch.
We are a die hard bear brigade.
We ended our exciting night celebrating Bob's birthday. What a night!
We headed south on Highway 101 for two stops in the darling town of Petaluma.
The “Seed Bank” store is a beacon for gardeners, foodies, shoppers, and tourists alike. Offering over 1,500 varieties of heirloom seeds, garlic, tools, books, and hundreds of local hand-made gifts and food items.
Bacon Magazine? Awesome!
There was a very special feeling that came over me when I entered this magnificent building. Maybe it's the history or more likely the promise of new life and the hope for beauty and nourishment. I really can't explain it.
Lunch was a truly unique experience.
The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!Dining was an outdoor community experience.
BananaGrams® and Corgies... It doesn't get much better than that!
A weekend in Santa Rosa with the kids, means new scenery and great fun.
Breakfast was C's famous homemade coffeecake. Yum!
While the girls thrift store shopped, the boys did some chores.
Our evening ended with a complete game of Monopoly and then a movie. Simple family fun- just what we needed.
Winter is coming! Here's a great indicator...
So they added an 'O' to SUP and are going to open a SoUP restaurant. I can't wait. I love clever!
Our 2nd Annual pilgrimage to Taylor Creek with Gene and Joanne resulted in no bear sightings but it was a lovely, warm Fall day... perfect for an explore.
- Fall Colors on 395...
- My John Hindmarsh Day...
- Ursus americanus is among us!
- Petaluma for Seeds & Beer...
- A Santa Rosa Sojourn...
- SUP to SoUP...
- No Bears in Sight...
- Rainbow in the Morning...
- Zuppa Italiana...
- The Long Way to Genoa...
- SLT Fire Department Open House
- 3rd Graders at the Museum...
- The Tahoe Rim Trail Association Fête
- Steve's Birthday Bowling Bash...
- Celio Ranch for Bread & Broth...
- Oktoberfest with Friends...
- Author Alexander McCall Smith...
- Animal Ark Adventure...
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