"Sonoma Valley Bubblegum Blues" Top 5 Page for this destination Sonoma by richiecdisc

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It is no small wonder that assorted artists including Jack London have found their creative juices flowing more freely in the land of grapes commonly known as the Sonoma Valley. Nor is it surprising that indigenous people basked in an idyllic slice of what was to become California for some 12,000 years before it was ceremoniously invaded by the Spanish, Mexicans, and finally American east coasters looking to expand their horizons. With its close proximity to San Francisco it is also far from startling that it can become quite crowded on any given weekend. But with some care like going midweek and stopping at convenient picnic areas along the road, one can enjoy a relatively peaceful outing in this most pleasant corner of our planet. It’s not likely you’ll visit northern California and miss this excursion even if you don’t enjoy wine and if grapey pleasures are among your leanings, you’re likely to want to linger too.

  • Last visit to Sonoma: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 1, 2006
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    To have a picnic among the vines with vine, cheese, bread, tomatoes and olives sounds wonderful!

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    I'll have to check out Ledson the next time I am in the area. Nothing like a picnic at the vineyards. But best enjoyed without gum. Nice page!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2006 at 12:33 AM

    What can be better than enjoying a sunny picnic with wine, cheese, salami and a loaf of bread and of course your loved one. Idyllic. Nice page Richie.

  • kazander's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2006 at 12:28 PM

    I love a good wine and cheese party. You picnic does sound (nearly) perfect. I agree with Glenn, I would definately skip the gum! Yick.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2006 at 4:52 PM

    Oh yes, I would love to have had a picnic with you on that day - but I'll skip the gum!! A very enticing page Richie with great descriptions!

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2006 at 12:18 PM

    Sitting, watching, eating local goodies, some vine,blue sky, ...that's exactly what I like to do! But I wonder that you took wine and no beer..... ;-)

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2006 at 4:34 PM

    That picnic spread looks great. Does your sticky incident make you a bone head or perhaps a "gum ass"? ;-)

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2006 at 3:51 PM

    This sounds better than beer tasting - picnics and wine instead...and I'll just have to take D's word for the rest ;-)

  • DoreenDe's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2006 at 1:59 PM

    It would have been too perfect otherwise...great food, great wine, great company. Nothing can disfigure a great bum anyway ;o)


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