Petaluma Adobe is One Big Abode This visit was from January 2011. A beautiful spot with a good history fix. The hills are green again like this. Yippee! General Vallejo’s Petaluma Adobe was surrounded by a 66,000 acres rancho in the early 1800s. As a State Historic Park today, the grounds are small and a walkContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Petaluma Adobe”
If one drives forever up Mt. Tamalpais to the East Peak, past bicyclists on a winding road, one gets to a flat trail that is less than a mile. It comes with great views. This one looks to San Francisco, with the fog just outside the Golden Gate to the right. The trail was namedContinue reading “Mt Tamalpais Walk – the Easy Way”
Our destination via ferry from Port Townsend was Whidbey Island. One of many islands in Puget Sound near Seattle. It is 35 miles long, unusually shaped and has a population less than 60 thousand. We were staying with family who had a grand view of the Olympics and the shipping lanes from Seattle, Tacoma andContinue reading “Walking Whidbey Island”
Someone’s watching you at the entrance to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. But it’s okay. Pay a visit to this charming museum. Mark your calendar for next April to see the wildflowers collected from all over the state. Collected samples are thanks to the California Native Plant Society.
California had planned to close 70 state parks effective July 1st. A state committee chose the parks for closure based on the popularity or the iconic status of the park. When asked to share the documents to prove those findings, their response was they had thrown the data out.
We decided to visit some State Parks that are slated to close next summer. One, we visited recently, we thought we’d visited years ago. Mistaken, yet delighted we arrived at another amazing California park. We approached China Camp State Park from the North on N. San Pedro Rd in Marin County. This 1600-acre park isContinue reading “Walking at China Camp State Park”
One would think we couldn’t have missed a 5,000 acre park on the Eastside of Santa Rosa. It’s not so much that we’ve forgotten it as — it’s too darn mountainous for us. The trails have such names as Rough-Go, which I slid down many years ago.
General Vallejo’s Petaluma Adobe was surrounded by a 66,000 acres rancho in the early 1800s. As a State Historic Park today, the grounds are small and a walk would mean a tour of the parking lot and the second story porch around the adobe. Walking is not the main attraction at the Petaluma Adobe. ImportantContinue reading “Petaluma Adobe is One Big Abode”