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Discover fun things to do when you vacation in Sonoma County, home to California wine country. Tour famous wineries, dine at award-winning restaurants, explore the Point Reyes National Seashore, or go kayaking in the beautiful Tomales Bay.

This Weekend

The weather this morning sucked – drizzle and a howling wind – but I ran any way and it felt good. But most people cringe if they thought they had to run or even worse, run in the rain. So here’s a little tidbit on what to do this Sunday that has nothing to do

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Sowing Your Seeds

Heirloom seeds! Petaluma’s newest retail store at the corner of Petaluma Blvd. North and E. Washington Street is Baker Creek Seed Bank. Fittingly housed in the historic Sonoma County National Bank building, the seed bank sells heirloom veggie, fruit, flower and herb seeds that your Grandmother or your Grandmother’s mother use to plant. Baker’s main

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On a Somber Note – Haiti

A former employee of ours, Mike Lee, who use to work at our Quality Inn, is now a professional photographer and soon-to-be-med student. Besides having a thriving graphic design/photography business, www.Focus97, he gives his time to Operation Rainbow, www.operationrainbow.org, serving as their documentarian. In the last week Mike has been serving with Operation Rainbow in Haiti

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Get a round, get a round, I get around

Here we are sliding towards the end of October and the annual pumpkin patch/corn maze off Hwy 101 at the north end of Petaluma is causing its yearly traffic jam.  Drive up for breakfast at Della Frattoria and stop over at the pumpkin patch for your Halloween delight.

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Plenty Pleasures in Petaluma

I was again kicking back Sunday morning reading the Travel section of the Chron and lo and behold Petaluma was a featured adventure. Now what’s so great about an adventure to Petaluma? Nothing or everything. Right now the weather is balmy afternoons and cool, sometimes freezing, evenings but the best thing are the mornings and afternoons in

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Fall Is Here Where Are You(on the weekends?)

Yesterday was the Autumunal Exquinox, which simply means it was the first day of Fall. Wow, where has the year gone – let’s not dwell on it – need an idea about what to do this coming weekend? The Sunday Chronicle had a great little article about pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, which just so happens to be up in

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Antiquing in West Sonoma County

Now that we’re all environmentally aware – reuse, readapt, renew – it might be a good time to make a little weekend jaunt to Sebastopol and see what antiquing and going to a flea market is all about. There’s no pretense with over priced mid-century finds, its purely one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. And

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99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

For those of you who didn’t know, the Lagunitas IPA you’ve been drinking is manufactured in our little town of Petaluma. Yep, right here just down from our Quality Inn about a block or so. And they’ve just opened  their TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary, closed Monday and Tuesday, with live music. So forget about winetasting

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Pizza and Vino in Sebastopol

For those of you who knew of the short lived West County Grill located in downtown Sebastopol, a new restaurant has opened from the same people only this time their emphasing a simple menu – Pizza Vino 707, is the name. I haven’t tried it yet but I will, right along with Peter Lowell’s on

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Music is the Spice of Life

Our little town of Petaluma is really lucky to have Cinnabar Theater as our own little slice of the cultural pie. Starting in August will be their Summer Music Festival and all cultures of music will be showcased, an Italian orchestra, Taiko drumming, jazz singing.  It’ll be San Francisco without the parking problem. www. cinnabar.2009-petaluma.summer.music.festival.htm

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