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This river is Russian, not rushin’

This river is Russian, not rushin’

Visitors to Northern California wine country who enjoy nature and a modest amount of exercise should carve out a few hours to paddle the picturesque and serene Russian River.  For more than a decade we have made it a goal to canoe the river at least once a year; this year we found ourselves a … Continue reading This river is Russian, not rushin’

Cornerstone Sonoma: Gymboree for adults

Cornerstone Sonoma: Gymboree for adults

When our kids were smaller we used to take them to Gymboree where they could easily pass a few hours without needing any entertaining (thus giving us a break, naturally).  For those not familiar with Gymboree, it is a large space with wall-to-wall child stimulation, a mish-mash of slides, ramps, ball pits, giant parachutes, mats, … Continue reading Cornerstone Sonoma: Gymboree for adults

This shack sells fantastic grape juice

This shack sells fantastic grape juice

Westside Road winds and meanders its way through Sonoma County's wine region, on some stretches moving East-West and along others North-South.  In all of its directions and gyrations, Westside Road takes its travelers past some of the best wineries in Sonoma's impressive wine region. The Westside Wine Trail, as it's also known, starts in the … Continue reading This shack sells fantastic grape juice

Top 10 Ways to Embarass Yourself at Wine Tasting

Last week we posted an article entitled "Top 10 ways to show off at wine tasting"  (Top 10.)  Today, we are focused on 10 ways to stand out from the crowd - but in a bad way.  Hopefully everyone will consider this a list of things not to do rather than a list of suggested activities. … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Embarass Yourself at Wine Tasting

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

For twenty-seven years we lived in Los Angeles.  I'm not sure what that says about us.  We're gluttons for punishment? Sturdy folk?  Addicted to 72-and-sunny temperatures 365 days a year?  For all that we enjoyed about Southern California (and it really was mostly the weather), we made an annual pilgrimage each summer to Northern California … Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight