Thursday, July 9, 2015

Le Boeuf sur le Toit and The Road to Bodega

You'll know you're on the right road out of Petaluma if you spot this

cow on the roof.  Across from the "Petaluma Creamery" - a must-stop for ice cream as per our host!

The road will wind through golden hills and dairy farms until.....

you reach the shore road and this intersection.

You'll have OPTIONS!  South, North and

sur place!  (More high elevation cows a continuing theme.)

There is a lovely outside seating/eating area

(as well as in) if you want to have lunch and a nice glass of wine at the Marin Sun Farms Restaurant and Butcher Shop.  (Sean Thackrey is kind of a local, and wine celeb).

We took the road north to Bodega Bay.

Ahhhhh yess.......the California coast.

Blood pressure dropping?

A gorgeous stop for a long walk.  To fill your lungs with perfect clean air.....

swimming - probably in the wet suit that you've brought along.

The road will then take you back inland to Bodega, (in my previous post)

A good place to stop for a drink.

At a classic old-school American beer hall.

That holds a few surprises too.  See my next post!

There is nothing not to like in this very gorgeous part of Northern California.  (IMHO).  More soon.  

Have a great weekend!

(for more Sonoma County posts see my label above right, "Other California")


  1. Quelle promenade magnifique !!

  2. it all looks so interesting and pretty ... especially that house with the white/pink stripes :)

  3. holy cow{s} and cool beer, besides enormous sea sights.... hey, girl, this is the spirit. ...
    the pink striped cabin is my fav, naturally. would love to draw that; i might.

  4. How I loved all these pictures. I have such happy memories from this stretch of road. :-)

  5. Its been way tooooo long since i wandered through your fabulous posts Mlle Paradis ... but I am glad to see the fabulousness remains as strong as ever... the colour, the wit, the whimsy, the magic.... just love it! Just read my ways through dozens of posts... as well as possible when running out of internet capacity.

    Sending you a big hug from down here... go well and love to you both!
    S xoxo

  6. j'aime beaucoup ces repères amusants !! quelle belle promenade encore :)

  7. Oh, I was so surprised when I first visited Northern California a drove along the coast - so peaceful and quiet, and rural. Enjoy!