The Laguna

The Laguna de Santa Rosa and the vineyards near it are one of the most beautiful places I have ever laid my eyes on.  I mean, I haven’t really been to that many places in my short life, but I have traveled extensively in California and this one tops the list.  This whole area is… Continue reading The Laguna

Happy New Year!

Hope you had a happy and safe New Years Day! After a day of building new mews (houses) for the falcons we headed to Salmon Creek Beach just north of Bodega Bay to watch the sunset.  It was freezing and very windy, but so beautiful.  I decided that one of my resolutions this year is… Continue reading Happy New Year!

Welcome 2012 – With Pictures from Bodega Bay, CA

I want to spend the next year the same way I spent the last week.  With good food, good friends and fun adventures.  A college friend of ours is visiting for the New Year and we spent the week showing him around this area.  This Thursday we took a quick drive to Bodega Bay.  My… Continue reading Welcome 2012 – With Pictures from Bodega Bay, CA

Apples, Anniversaries and Birthdays

I feel completely unprepared for this post, moving boxes are on every surface and pizza boxes cover the stove, but its been too long since my last one and I feel you deserve an update. We are all moved in to our new home now and we are slowly learning our way around.  If you… Continue reading Apples, Anniversaries and Birthdays

Vineyard Trip 2011

I fought back tears as we drove away.  It was so much fun.  Tom is exhausted at night, but thanks his lucky stars every morning when he wakes up to this. I think I could live in his working trailer for a long time if I got to live somewhere as beautiful as this.  My… Continue reading Vineyard Trip 2011

Protecting California’s Grapes with Raptors

We got up early Saturday morning to get Tom on the road before the morning fog burned off.  He’s leaving for 2 months to work on a vineyard with his falcons.  Yea, read that again.  Vineyard, falcons…  Pretty amazing right? A few months ago our plans were just an idea.  A risk.  A leap we… Continue reading Protecting California’s Grapes with Raptors

Cooking and Camping in the Rain

When we left for Big Basin Redwoods Campground we knew rain showers were in the forecast.  I thought.  Rain?  This late in June.  It’ll be nothing, it probably wont even rain. Boy was I wrong.  At about 2 pm, 30 minutes from camp it started raining, hard.  And it didn’t really stop until the next… Continue reading Cooking and Camping in the Rain