Wednesday, February 15, 2012

California Holiday

Knitted in Napa
We have been enjoying the last week visiting friends in the San Francisco Bay Area, taking day trips from our "home" on Mare Island.

Petaluma Shop


Petaluma Manhole cover
 Yesterday we headed to a "destination" quilt shop in Petaluma.  Nearby was one of the most interesting manhole covers I've seen since visiting Japan.

I "needed" to rub it...that sounds creepy..but you know what I mean.  The shopkeepers did fine a basket of old, on sale, Shiva sticks that I put to good use.

We drove backroads over to Point Reyes.  We are trying to enjoy the natural beauty and to do that one must take to the Blue Highways.  The last photo was taken on Point Reyes.  We did take pics of the fantastic breakers rolling in from Japan, like most visitors do...but we also enjoyed all the Happy California cows.
Happy Point Reyes Cow


  1. Sometime when you come back to California and you're willing to drive a bit farther north, I'd love to meet up with you in Willits or Ukiah in Mendocino County. Just let me know in advance of your trip!

  2. And California cows are, indeed, happy cows -- or so I've "herd."

    The Red/Read collection looks like such fun -- what a great idea!


  3. Of course you had to rub the fish. It was just sitting there waiting for you to do just that. You will do something wonderful with the rubbings.

  4. i will teach you how to rub a real fish one day! Sounds like my old stomping that part of the world! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  5. I took my first quilt classes there!