Thursday, December 26, 2013

Waymarking in Sonoma County

With my company spread around Northern California and my job taking me to most of the sites, I started more than eight and a half years ago visiting, photographing and mapping California Historical Landmarks across Northern California.  In the last few years, I have typically taken one of the days of the Christmas holiday to explore a different part of Northern California.  In 2012, I roamed over Placer, Yuba and Nevada Counties.  In 2010, I covered parts of Amador and El Dorado Counties.

Thursday morning, Sharon and I took off for Sonoma. The plan for the day was to have an early lunch at the girl and the fig. Afterwards, I would explore Sonoma looking for a number of historical markers, while she shopped. I visited ten California Historical Markers in Sonoma, including: Mission San Francisco Solano [#3]; General M. G. Vallejo Home [#4]; Bear Flag Monument [#7]; Blue Wing Inn [#17]; Presidio of Sonoma [#316]; Swiss Hotel [#496]; Salvador Vallejo Adobe [#501]; Union Hotel and Union Hall [#627]; Nash Adobe [#667], and; San Francisco Solano Mission Vineyard [#739].

After we met back up, Sharon and I went back to the Mission San Francisco Solano and visited the chapel.  On the way home, we stopped the Bouchaine Vineyard for a tasting and to pick up Sharon's wine shipment.

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