My day began at 7 a.m. I knew I would need a good breakfast and a couple cups of joe to wake up, get going, having been sick this whole past week with a cold that just will not go away ( still have it) . Took some time to lift the sleepies and want to greet the day. What a day it was to be! Dearest hubby and I were to meet a couple of friends we have known for about 14 years. Well one part of the couple...Tim, we met his lovely and adorable husband Robbie a number of years back and instantly fell in love with him. We had not seen them in two years, but they have been there for us when we needed it most...in so many ways, and finally we were able to pay them back. What a wonderful feeling to be at that point again. Weights lifted.
|Our dear friends Tim and Robbie|
So after the cobwebs lifted, and I had spruced up appropriately, munchies were packed in the picnic basket and we were on our way. We made the nearly two hour drive into Sonoma. We do not mind. We used to make such drives to eat lunch and turn around and come home, and the scenery is lovely once you leave the 80 and head on the 12 to the Napa-Sonoma area.
|Don't you agree?|
We finally arrived to the beyond charming older area of Sonoma. The Sonoma Square area. And instantly just were over the moon with wonderful visuals....
|Lovely Victorian homes...won't spoil for you, so just one. Hope you can travel there and see yourself!|
|Heading towards the center of the town.|
|The history of the family tree of The Valley Of the Moon aka Sonoma area.|
|The backside of the Sonoma State Park|
|The square is filled with wonderful shops to poke into and places to eat, and wine to sip!|
|The Mission San Francisco Solono|
|More charming things to see and do!|
|Just love the mix of eras!|
We had beaten our friends to town, so we took the time to walk around and stretch our legs....today was not going to be a day of poking in shops or spending much time in this lovely town...we had plans to journey around the surrounding areas. But we wanted to get a preview as hubby and I do indeed plan to come back here, just the two of us to do just that, to park, stay and explore. There is not a lack of things to see and do here and it can surely fill your day to the brim.
|Could not help having a photo taken of me in front of this car.|
|I just adore the hidden paths!|
|And shaded walkways through the park just make my heart flutter!|
I am going to leave off here....tomorrow the exploring of the Mission and the surrounding State Park grounds...hope you will pop back in for that! xx