Tag Archives: Sebastopol

Visit to Sonoma County CA

From July 1-4, 2018, we were looking around Sonoma County, which is in the wine country north of San Francisco.

Ellen and Rick recently bought a lot up there, in the little town of Glen Ellen. The house on the lot was destroyed in the fires of last fall. Eventually they plan to rebuild on the property.

Ellen and Rick's property in Glen Ellen
Ellen and Rick’s property in Glen Ellen. Many of the trees are recovering from the fire. The property backs up to a little creek.
Santa Rosa neighborhood being rebuilt
Santa Rosa neighborhood being rebuilt after the fires

We also visited Santa Rosa (Luther Burbank house and garden), Rohnert Park (Sonoma State University), Sebastopol (Luther Burbank Experiment Farm), Quarryhill Botanical Garden (near Glen Ellen), and Bodega Bay (fish dinner!).

Luther Burbank house
Luther Burbank house
Luther Burbank Experiment Farm
Luther Burbank Experiment Farm
Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University
Dogwood in bloom at Quarryhill
Dogwood in bloom at Quarryhill
Prayer flags at Quarryhill.
Prayer flags at Quarryhill. The fire stopped just at the perimeter fence in the background.

We hiked at several places (including Sonoma Valley Regional Park) and ran in the Kenwood Fourth of July Footrace (3K).

Memorial to the fire victims at Sonoma Valley Regional Park
Memorial to the fire victims in Sonoma Valley Regional Park
Kenwood Fourth of July 3K Footrace
Kenwood Fourth of July 3K Footrace