Sonoma Plaza Walking Reminder

I’m still not walking much, but am traveling around for restaurants and one store window shopping. One of the best places for that is the Plaza in Sonoma. Here are a few pictures from a recent trip. The duck pond is still going strong. The central park also includes city hall, lawns, big trees and…

Recent visit: Sonoma Valley Walk

This has been a cool summer so we managed a walk at Sonoma Valley Regional in the afternoon. Amazing. The new plantings seem to be overwhelmed with weeds – hard to tell how they’re doing. The blackberries are creeping back. But the oaks and the grasses look just fine. It’s a great short walk on…

Walking where Jack London Lived

This post was originally posted in July 2010. We have visited many times since then. Here’s a link to a more recent London post. In 2012, the State of California slated this park for closure due to budget cuts. But the Jack London Park Partners (JLPP) was established by Valley of the Moon Natural History Association (VMNHA)…

Sunday’s Revisit: Walking up Quarryhill

This post was originally published in April 2011. We have not found time to revisit. Have you been recently? I’m sure things have changed and we always meant to go a little later in spring – or earlier. If you’re making your spring hiking list, please add this place. We started out Sunday afternoon for Quarryhill…

Walking Sonoma Mountain…almost

I wasn’t thinking I could walk the entire trail. Mike considered walking over to Jack London. As the day went we walked 1.735 mile out and then returned. More importantly, I fell in love with Sonoma County all over again. What a beautiful spot. But, I’m ahead of myself. The trail starts at the edge…