Friday, September 28, 2012
Day 23 - Willits, CA to Petaluma, CA
We are in what I consider more typical northern California terrain. There are plenty of grass covered hill, the grass is mostly brown and the hills are dotted with oaks.
We had only a 90 mile drive today which makes it our shortest so far. I am learning to run "Gas Buddy" better now. I remembered to click on the Diesel tab and I also found that you can see pictures of the stations. This is handy when you need to figure out if your rig can fit into the driveway and under the canopy before you've torn off the air conditioner.
This is certainly an agricultural area. We saw a big truck full of pumpkins! As we got near Ukiah, we noticed our first vineyard and it was pretty much vineyard sprawl after that.
We arrived at the Petaluma KOA just before 1pm. After we got set up and had lunch I had that gotta-take-a-nap feeling come over me and crashed for a few hours. Who knew that a short day would be so hard on me.
Once revived we opted to go our for a bit of dinner. We found a tiny Mexican restaurant called El Gallo Taqueria and had a really good meal. I had chicken enchiladas mole and Brett didn't (he had something with beef).
Our last adventure was a stop at the Lucky supermarket for some milk. As we parked and were walking into the market, a man in a parked car whistled and said "sir" so Brett went over to see what he wanted. I heard Brett laugh and then he came back over to me. He said the guy told him that he was a jerk because he came from out of state. Friendly fellow that! We went into the store and the guy didn't blow up the truck or slash the tires while we were there so all is well. If something like that happens again I will document his license plate and face with my iPhone before I turn my back.
We are looking forward to tomorrow when we will be visiting with my friend Saskia in Vallejo. We haven't seen each other for a very long time and it will be wonderful to get caught up.