We are at the section of where the Russian River & the Pacific Ocean joins. The Russian River is know for salmon & steel head trout.
Way too windy for me, this photo was taken from the car, note the sign posted "end", of where the Russian River has ended, & is now joined with the sea.
The map below that is hung on the wall at "Pat's Diner", is a true original, as is it's authenticity from the 50's, the era of my husband's & my childhoods, yes we are-- "boomers".
A very warm & friendly gal who waited on us for lunch at this very cool place "Pat's Diner", of which "a river runs through it", the Russian River.
California is at the forefront on alternative energy such as wind & solar.
A sign along the road after having left Sonoma, truly tells it like it is.
We think this small array of trees are olives, of which California is also known for.
A way too cute building greeting us as we drove by...
A small corner of gentleness & grace, at the Victorian Garden Inn, in Sonoma.
Donna, the lady on the right, a well versed citizen of the world, creator & owner of the Victorian Garden Inn, & her very talented, & caring employee, Thelma, who works at the Inn as she also attends college. Thelma is considering a career in nursing. If she did, she'd be Great*, as us nurses know these things.
We headed out of Sonoma at around 11:00 this morning after saying our goodbyes to our very kind & interesting hosts of the 26 year old Victorian Garden Inn. It is the quaint, yet beautiful sanctity of it's gardens & the interesting people who own & operate this Inn, that had made it a most worthwhile & meaningful stop along the way.