On Sunday morning, Laurie and I drove to the coast, to Bodega Bay, to see the whales. There have been sightings for the past two weeks -- as many as 50 whales were reported to be seen! We spotted about 30 "episodes" of whales surfacing. I'm not sure how many were repeat performers! but it was exciting to see them spouting and flipping their tails above the surface.
First, a couple of views of the bay.
On the drive back to Santa Rosa, we stopped for lunch in a little crossroads of a town called Duncan Mills. It has the best shops and a lovely little place for lunch.
We sat on the back patio, right next door to Mr. Trombly's Tea Shop.
I had such a great time with Laurie! And on the way home, I stayed the night with my sister--in-law, Carol, who lives in Sacramento. She and Sonia -- my other SIL:) -- have a beautiful home on five acres. They have just started a small vineyard of their own. When it's time for the first harvest, I sure hope they call me. Being that I'm now an experienced 'grape picker' and all;)