Fires and more Fires

Updates as of November 12th – All evacuations centers are closed. Finley Center starting recreational classes again. Clean up is well under way. Deadline for toxic clean up is tomorrow. The night of October 8, 2017 a number of fires started in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties. The conditions were ripe for fires to start…

Walking Jack London

Well, this trip was also a while ago but intervening new knee, broken leg and election that all behaved badly – it’s taken too much time to write again. For the lowdown on where I’ve been or not been this past year please see Not Walking. Jack London State Historic Park We love London State…

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)…