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SCENIC SONOMA COUNTY DRIVING TOUR
May 5, 2009
STOP NUMBER 1 - KOZLOWSKI FARMS
sign - Kozlowski Farms
Kozlowski Farm has fresh berries and organic apples in season; homemade jams, mustards, sugarless products and more. Fresh cider and jam tasting. This farm has been in the Kozlowski family for generations. Sample California Wine Jelly, Black Raspberry Vinegar, BBQ sauce, apple butter and more. Highly recommend by the two RV Gypsies.
sign on side of building - Kozlowski Farms
sign - Farm Store & Tasting Room
STOP NUMBER 2 - Russian River Vineyards
Founded in 1963, Russian River Vineyards produce gold medal wines. Karen did a wine sampling - cost $5 (refundable if you purchase wine). Although Karen found several wines she enjoyed and purchased, she would go elsewhere next trip to this area because there are so many vineyards in the area. Karen also noted that no crackers or bread was served in between wine samples to cleanse the palette and make it possible to savor the true flavor of each wine. The glass was not even rinsed between samples. .
sign - Russian River Vineyards
vineyard
Beautiful scenery on the driving tour.
scenery
scenery
The tiny specks behind the beautiful flowers in the following photos are ducks.
flowers and ducks
ducks
a flower and ducks
flowers and ducks
flower
pink and white striped building
STOP NUMBER 3 - SONOMA COUNTY BEACHES
The Sonoma Coast has a series of beaches on a beautiful rugged coastline, each separated by rocky bluffs. They extend 16 miles from Jenner to Bodega. The bluffs, slopes, and dunes of these beaches support a hardy ground cover of native shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers. The two RV Gypsies stopped at 6 beach areas and found each one to be unique. It was very foggy day just after a storm, so the waves were really big, and the fog prevented the taking of good quality photographs. Despite the weather, the two RV Gypsies really enjoyed each of the beaches and highly recommend this driving trip.
GOAT ROCK
Goat Rock Sign and Lee in MOB
The two RV Gypsies decided to walk up to the top of a small mountain that was covered with grass and wildflowers, so they could see the ocean from the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, it was too foggy to get a good photograph of the ocean. Look closely at the speck to the right of the crest of this mountain - that is a person - (the second photo is zoomed in on the person) - this shows how high up the two RV Gypsies are about to climb.
Goat Rock
a person on top of Goat Rock
flower
Lee in the field
The ocean could barely be seen down below due to the fog
Lee at the top
foggy view of the Pacific ocean
Three deer ran in front of the two RV Gypsies as they approached the top of Goat Rock.
three deer running away

Lee near the top of Goat Rock, and then starting down the steep hill - see the orange HHR of the two RV Gypsies way down at the bottom of the hill!

Lee Duquette
Lee Duquette starting downhill towards MOB
SHELL BEACH
sign - Shell Beach
Shell Beach is known to be a favorite for the beachcomber and stroller. It provides an outdoor classroom for the study of tidal pool marine life.
The first view of Shell Beach from the parking area
The first view of Shell Beach from the parking area
Lee gets his first view of Shell Beach from the parking area
Lee Duquette
Karen Duquette
Lee started down the path but stopped to smell the flowers. It is so nice to be retired and have time to do so.
Lee stops to smell the flowers
the flowers
flowers and the Pacific Ocean
Lee heading down towards the Pacific Ocean
Karen Duquette observing the Pacific Ocean
Rocks and a small stream to the left of the path down
rocks and a small stream to the left of the path down
rocks and a small stream to the left of the path down
rocks and a small stream to the left of the path down
the rocks at the bottom
Lee is almost to the ocean
the Pacific Ocean
Lee Duquette almost to the Pacific Ocean - just a bunch of wooden steps to go down.
Almost to the Pacific - just a bunch of wooden steps to go down
Lee is at the bottom of the stairs
a view of the Pacific Ocean
The sand was very dark; the wet layer just under the surface was even darker.
the sand
the sand and rocks
The two RV Gypsies ventured towards the Pacific Ocean.
Lee  ventures towards the ocean
Lee  ventures towards the ocean
The ocean attacked Karen and she ran for safety.
Karen ventures towards the ocean
the waves attack Karen
Karen Duquette gets attacked by the waves
Karen Duquette escapes the attacking waves
waves crashing over the rocks
waves crashing over the rocks
The rock in the middle of this picture looked like a sea creature with two eyes and a big nose.
waves crashing over the rocks
waves crashing over the rocks

Two birds on top of the rock and a seagull flying by - this rock looks like a two sided face

- Oh My! The two RV Gypsies are really "seeing things" while traveling.

Two birds on top of the rock
Two birds on top of the rock
The sand consisted of little rocks & different types of slightly bigger rocks. A fun place for photography.
the sand consists of little rocks
different types of slightly bigger rocks
big and little rocks
big and little rocks  and flowers
The big rocks by the ocean take a constant beating from the waves.
the big rocks by the ocean take a beating from the waves
the big rocks by the ocean take a beating from the waves
the big rocks by the ocean take a beating from the waves
the big rocks by the ocean take a beating from the waves
Lee gets a last look before leaving the beach
WRIGHTS BEACH
This beach charged an entry fee, so the two RV Gypsies just took a quick photo of the beach and a photo of small quails from the parking lot up above.
Wrights Beach - ocean
quail
DUNCANS LANDING
sign - Duncans Landing
Duncans Landing
Duncans Landing
Duncans Landing
flowers by the upper ledge
Duncans Landing
The waves were really big at Duncans Landing
crashing waves
crashing waves
crashing waves
crashing waves
crashing waves
crashing waves
The seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera - guess he wanted to be a movie star.
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
The seagull finally lands to pose pretty for the camera
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
seagull kept flying back and forth in front of the camera
Then the seagull flew off again and Karen went crazy!
the seagull flies off
Karen Duquette
The beautiful field of flowers calm Karen down.
Karen Duquette
Karen Duquette
GLEASON BEACH
sign - Gleason Beach
Two birds on the rock and a rip-roaring Pacific Ocean
Two birds on the rock and a rip-roaring Pacific Ocean
flowers; Two birds on the rock and a rip-roaring Pacific Ocean
Two birds on the rock and a rip-roaring Pacific Ocean
Lee looking at the ocean
the ocean pounding the rocks
the ocean pounding the rocks
the ocean pounding the rocks
ARCHED ROCK BEACH
sign - Arched Rock Beach
looking down at Arched Rock Beach
Arched Rock Beach
waves at Arched Rock Beach
waves at Arched Rock
waves at Arched Rock
waves at Arched Rock
flowers

Imagine how pretty these beaches would be on a nice, sunny, clear day.

Trees along the beach ride were wind-blown by strong ocean breezes and therefore they leaned away from the ocean.
a wind-blown tree
Menu for the two RV Gypsies in California - April 2009

California photos are in 28 separate sections found below. Some sections may have more than one page so that the photos will upload faster. You may visit these sections in any order you choose. Each section will have this menu so that visitors do not have to keep returning here in order to continue the California adventures. There is also a link to Oregon at the very bottom of the California menu.

travel scenery
Mountain Lakes RV Park
Venice Beach
Big Bear Mountain
Palm Springs Tram
Karen's family photos

Kaweah Park Resort & a bobcat

Three Rivers & Lake Kaweah

driving scenery

Sequoia National Park

Kings Canyon
- big sequoia trees

Yosemite Nat'l Park

El Capitan

Bridalveil & Yosemite Falls

Indian Flat RV Park

The Golden Gate Bridge

Fisherman's Wharf /
Seals / Alcatraz

Armstrong Woods
State Preserve -
Giant Redwood Trees

Sonoma County driving tour / beaches

San Francisco
and cable car ride

The Living Roof
and Gardens

Chinatown

N. Petaluma KOA
& driving scenery

Bear Mtn RV Resort

Shasta Lake

Mt. Shasta

Shasta Dam

 

Sundial Bridge

 
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go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have enjoyed all of the above, please continue on to Oregon.