Did I mention that Petaluma was once know as The Egg Capital of the World? It still has some grain milling and chicken processing industry and it sits in the middle of some very rich farmland. Did I mention that the air smells bad at this particular spot in Petaluma? Maybe the odor is from chickens or maybe it is from all the cows in the area. It definitely smells farmy.
This is a campground with a lot of amenities. They do get a lot of families here in the summertime and have some very nice places for them to play.
If anybody asks, he's 5. I don't want to be asked to leave.
Our driving for today consisted of getting ourselves to the city of Vallejo. This is where my long time friend Saskia lives. We have not seen each other for more than 20 years.
The trip over took us through more farm land. There were several sheep ranches along the way. The stretch of road just before here was marked with a sign "Falling Trees". Now that's a new one!
Vallejo is in the bay region. It seems most well known these days as being the first large city in California to file for bankruptcy.
As you can see, Vladimir seems to like Brett and Brett seems to like the champagne. The circle of like.
After lunch we strolled around Benicia and checked out quite a few antique shops. This is my wall art offering for the day. It was in a nice little antique shop "mall". Best sighting was agreed to be a 1908 National cash register (with a big Do Not Touch sign on it).
Certain compost aficionados in the contingent were practically agog at the sight of a community garden. We went in to have a look. There is still a lot of stuff growing. Each little bed had a slightly different personality. Most were very well kept. I liked some row markers that were made from wooden skewers topped with a wine cork. And of course I liked the name "Avant Garden".