So this week (Dec. 26-28) I went for a short trip to Geyserville. Geyserville is located up north of where I live, in Sonoma County, CA. (I just reread that and that sounds confusing. What I mean is that Geyserville is located in Sonoma County, not that I live in Sonoma County.) It was a short, 3-day trip. It was just me and my mom, as my dad was away in LA for a 10-day meditation retreat.
We left around noon on Tuesday and started driving up to Geyserville. Along the way, we stopped at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Charles Schultz is the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip, which includes Snoopy and Charlie Brown. The museum had lots of interesting things to look at, but our time was cut short because we still had a bit of distance to go. Looking back, I don’t really have a favorite part. It was all great!
Anyways, we kept going and reached the place we were staying at. It was called “The Isis Oasis Sanctuary” and was pretty cool. We were going to stay in a little hut like a gingerbread house, but since it was winter it was pretty cold inside. They offered to switch us to the main lodge which had central heating, so we ended up staying there instead. It was a very interesting place, and I can’t really describe it properly, so I urge you to go check out some pictures.
On the second day, we went to eat breakfast at the local cafe. I had a chai latte and a breakfast sandwich. It was pretty good and after that, we drove to Healdsburg, a nearby town, and went hiking at the Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve. We walked to the Russian River Overlook, took some photos, and walked back. The view was nice, but the thing is that cameras don’t really capture things the way you see it. We then went to have lunch. Lunch was at The Parish Cafe, and we had a turf and surf po-boy, which is like a sandwich, fried green tomatoes, and fried okra. It was a lot of food, and we ended up taking the fried okra home. For dessert we had beignets. Oh, and I forgot, that morning we went to an antique shop and I bought a post office box combo lock. When we got back to the lodge, we stayed at the pavilion, reading and drawing. There was a community puzzle, so I worked on that too.
Ok, so this was the last day. We ate breakfast, a breakfast burrito, and packed up our stuff and loaded it into the car. We checked out and started to head back home. We stopped in Petaluma and wandered around a bit, then went to a friend’s house. My mom runs an online jewelry business called Sora Designs and wants to start selling on Amazon so we went to talk to another seller she knows. He runs a business called Woolbuddy and already sells on Amazon. They talked for a bit, and then we went to have dinner in Oakland.
Ok, so, that’s about it. As today is Ōmisoka, I will have something on that tomorrow.
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