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Corning to Sonoma

Deja vue

sunny 28 °C

After a good breakfast, we continued down the I5 and onto the I580. All was going well until we decided to take the obvious short-cut to Napa via Highways 128 and 121. Despite what I said in the blog entry "Mendocino to Arcata", these roads were far worse and the drive took ages through gorge after gorge and this was especially annoying as we were trying to get to Mission Di Rosa to see their eclectic art collection before it closed at 4pm. We did get there by 2:30 ( in a traffic jam) but discovered that you can only see the whole collection on a guided tour and we had missed the last one. A couple of very small galleries were open but we were so pissed off, we just left

We eventually got into the Napa area but the traffic was so bad that we peeled off and continued on towards Sonoma instead. Alexis had taken us to Sonoma when we were first in San Francisco a few weeks ago and it's a lovely little town so we decided to stay

In the evening we strolled a couple of blocks to the Hopmonk Brewery and enjoyed a couple of drinks in their beer-garden - our last "on the road" tipple


Posted by kforge 09:55 Archived in USA

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Well, my friends, it looks like you've had a wonderful trip. I've really enjoyed some of your acerbic remarks ! Have a safe journey home...maybe we'll catch up with you again in Byron Bay someday !

by Alan Heffer

I'm so sorry you missed out on seeing the DiRosa Museum. I guess I've always been lucky when I arrived in the morning (or else someone had taken care of the planning). I'm glad you found a place to stay in Sonoma, and a place to drink beer! That had to count for something!

by Alexis

I remember the micro brewery on the corner in little Calistoga. You're favourite place to do your favourite activities ~ sit in a steam and sauna then in a troff of mud. I'm pretty sure a little mudspa living did not take place in the Napa valley. Grapes and Hops, love the dua class shots !!!!! :)

by Danielle Purcell

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