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Born a mid western girl but an ocean girl at heart! My soul belongs to the sea....I am obsessed with the color TURQUOISE and all things beachy. I love nature, the outdoors, dogs,cooking,wine,art backpacking, cycling and reading. I also have a passion for photography and I absolutely love photographing the beach that is where my soul is happiest.! I hope you enjoy following me and my adventures so welcome to my blog, I hope you are inspired. HAPPY BLOGGING !

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

~Baby Redwoods ~

I can only dream of how majestic their larger siblings are !

~Russian River Valley ~

Winding Russian River that flows into the Pacific

California cows

Forgotten barn

Happy little flower

Old fence row

Spring wildflowers

~Sonoma coast highway 1~

Big Rocks

~Tidal pool starfish ~

We had so much fun scouting around all the little tide pools. We discovered so many little tiny creatures

~Sonoma Coast~

~Sonoma Coast State Park~

Another amazing view along Sonoma coast State Park

~California Coast ~

Breathtaking view along Highway 1

~Ehlers Organic Vineyard~

Very cool place a lot of the proceeds go to heart research another reason to drink wine!

Secret Vineyards

~Robert Mondavi Winery ~

Another gorgeous winery ,very peaceful and serene

~Robert Mondavi Winery ~

Wow , what a beautiful place

~Pasta Bella ~

The most romantic little Bistro!


So here are some pics of our trip to Napa/Sonoma
We started off in a really cool town called Sebastopol very "Granola" as the locals say. The town was great they had a Whole Foods ,a Farmers Market lots of locally grown food, very unique little boutiques.The town was also very bicycle & environmentally friendly... our kind of town! The place we stayed even had a hitching post for your electric car !

We had the most amazing food at Pasta Bella. The food was wonderful, the wine was great, all of this under the most adorable arbor in the garden complete with little twinkly white lights.

So the next morning we were off to visit as many winerys that Napa & Sonoma had to offer our anticipating little taste buds. The views were amazing, the air was unique , the place had a mystical feel to it. With each corner we turned our eyes feasted on grapes for as far as we could see sparkling in the California sun.... As I sit and reflect on our wine country adventure I long to be driving through those rolling vineyards without a care in the world just being free spirited ! Only stopping along the way to appeciate all those little things that seem to be forgotten. So I ask you to do what brings true happiness to your soul and just "be as you are "