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Petaluma Pumpkin Patches & Events 2011

It is pumpkin season! This is my favorite time of year and there is no better place than Petaluma to enjoy the autumn bounty and the growing number of activities and attractions that go along with it. The pumpkin patches start to open this weekend and promise weeks of festivities and entertainment to keep you [...]

By | September 22nd, 2011|Dairies, Farms, Festivals & Events, Parks, Petaluma|2 Comments

Mendonoma Brewery Tour

Let me start by stating that I’ve never been much of a beer drinker but with so many good local breweries in my own backyard I figured it is never too late to start! Seized by an urge to investigate our local world of micro-breweries, we recently embarked on an impromptu beer tasting tour that [...]

Petaluma Pumpkin Patches

Petaluma embraces the spirit of Halloween like no other place I have ever lived and it all starts with a visit to the pumpkin patch. It may be unseasonably warm but that didn’t keep me from taking my son to the Adobe Pumpkin patch last Friday. He had been asking for the “pumpins” [...]

By | September 30th, 2010|Family, Farms, Festivals & Events, Parks, Petaluma|1 Comment

Making Apple Pies at Two Rock Ranch

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the smells, and flavors of the season. As the air starts to chill, the leaves begin to fall, and the autumn harvest yields ingredients for warm, tasty comfort food, I decided to inaugurate the season by honing my pie baking skills at Olympia Apple [...]

By | September 14th, 2010|Dairies, Farms, Festivals & Events, Food, Petaluma, West County|2 Comments

P-51 Mustang at Wings & Wheels

The 2nd Annual Wings and Wheels was a great success last Saturday; a good sign that this event is here to stay.  There were so many aircraft and automobiles to see that I could hardly get through them in the four plus hours that I was there.  Flybys kept everyone running to the sidelines to [...]

Plane Spotting at Petaluma Airport

The Petaluma Airport has been something of a salvation to my family in the early years of my son’s life.  Going out to eat was impossible until we discovered the Two Niner Diner and its patio view of the airport runway.  Our spirited baby became momentarily engrossed in watching the planes take off and we [...]

56th Enmanji Teriyaki BBQ

Yesterday was the 56th year that the Enmanji Temple in Sebastopol has done their annual teriyaki BBQ.   That is a lot of years of barbequed chicken!  It was our first year attending and as former Japan expats we were happy to find a local connection to the summer festivities we enjoyed during our time in [...]

By | July 12th, 2010|Family, Festivals & Events, West County|0 Comments

American Graffiti: Where were you in ’62?

Well, I wasn’t born yet.  My parents weren’t even dating.  But, they were part of the American Graffiti generation, spending their teen years cruising “the boulevard” (albeit entirely different boulevards), executing Chinese fire drills at intersections, and drag racing for pink slips in the outskirts of town (ok, that was just my dad).  Today, things [...]

Competing for Petaluma’s Cutest Little Chick

The Petaluma Farms Cutest Little Chick contest has been the high point of Butter & Egg Days for us since we moved to Petaluma.  When I heard about the contest three years ago I had to enter my four month old son.  It reminded me of the year my mom entered me and my brother in our [...]

By | April 27th, 2010|Family, Festivals & Events, Petaluma|3 Comments

Farm Hopping

We couldn’t have asked for better Farm Trails weather last Sunday.  It was a beautiful spring day and we encountered plenty of blossoms, bees, and babies along the way.  Out of the more than eighteen farms participating we managed to visit four, each one providing a unique experience in farm life and local [...]

By | April 20th, 2010|Family, Farms, Festivals & Events|1 Comment