Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sonoma Vacation

We are in Sonoma this week for a family vacation. Amazingly we were able to collect our ENTIRE family under a single roof – Andrew and Connie from Santa Monica, Rob, Janet, and our granddaughter, Cece, from New York, Patrick and Olivia, Pat’s friend and classmate from Auburn, from Alabama, and Alex and Cass from San Francisco.

We have rented a rustic house in the hills to the east of the town of Sonoma.

We are only about three miles from the plaza in the center of town, but it is a remarkably quiet and peaceful spot.

Here are a couple of photos of the house and the view from the deck looking west,

and here’s a video of the view.

Alex, Cass and Olivia will have to return to the real world mid-week, but the rest of us will be able to stay until next weekend. Our friend, Sheana Davis from Epicurean Connection, is coming by later today to do a wine and cheese tasting for us, and that will be a good culinary warm up for the week ahead.

Today was a beautiful day here in Sonoma and we went down to the Square this morning to have brunch at The Girl & the Fig.

We were seated at a very nice table on their back patio and enjoyed a range of their dishes including the Duck Confit & Potato Hash, Stuffed Brioche French Toast, Bacon & Cheese Omelet, Mussels in a Pastis Broth and English Pea Pancakes – of course with assorted Fig Royales, Mimosas and Bellinis.

After brunch we did a lap of the Square and Cece did some shopping.

Now if we can just avoid a visit by those pesky birds from just down the road in Bodega.

Stay tuned for future posts from Sonoma.


Terry said...

What a wonderful vacation to have the whole family together!! Love the group picture of all the handsome men and beautiful ladies...Especially Cece, she is the "fairest of all"!
The food looks yummy, and mimosas...want one of those...
Watch out for those pesky birds....
Love, Diane and Terry

Lisa said...

WOW what a happy family. EVERYONE is smiling:) Nancy always said if the carrot is tasty enough everyone comes!! I'm glad my carrot includes a place in New York, so Charlie comes and stays a month:)

Kate Dunkin said...

Great post and great photos! It looks like you and your family had a great time, family vacations are the best vacations to me. That's why me and my family get sonoma county vacation rentals every year, we absolutely love it there. Thank you for sharing your story and your photos with us!

Bianca Pascuchelli said...

I have been watching what the other bloggers in the world and I saw their pictures of skies. Yours is pretty much one of the best ones. The incredible thing is the color. How many times do we get a sky like that. I myself only saw it once in Argentina, on this trip I was in. I was looking for furnished apartments in buenos aires and I suddenly noticed the night had come without me noticing and the sunset was perfect.
Too bad I didn´t have the camera on me. Never mind, it is in my memory!