Despite the fact that I am busy as f**k at work -- having just racked up two consecutive nights in the office until 9pm+ -- I figured I had better post these photos from early last month before I embark tomorrow on another trip up to the Bay Area. And I had better post these before my gracious San Francisco host decides to pull in the welcome mat and leave me sleeping on the curb with a stone pillow.
Anyway, a great time was had on a long weekend prior to the Fourth. Bypassed The City entirely for a coupla nights in bucolic Sonoma County at Huntington's parents' place while they stayed at a string of paradores in Tarragona and beyond, or some such luxury jaunt. We also went beyond bucolic by hitting The River for a day, where we spent time at the pool surrounded by all the River Boys, and of course visited with the always affable Chris & Mark. Of course, someone was a dumbhead and didn't recharge his phone sufficiently the night before, so the camera conked somewhere en route on the Sonoma Highway. Typical.
The pics below show my Amtrak progression through "Sanna-Zay," along San Pablo Bay, in downtown Sonoma with Messrs. Huntington & Allen (including dinner at The Swiss Hotel), and the next morning along the Road to Guerneville.
And one last photo... my guardian angel for the weekend: