Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our Anniversary Trip

Our anniversary was actually in July but we didn't have a chance to go out of town until this week.  Glenn & I took off Thursday & Friday.  We planned to go up north of the city in the Napa/Sonoma county area.  Glenn likes to bike up there & there's plenty of antiquing in the area to keep me busy while he rides.  We ended up staying in Santa Rosa with day trips out to Petaluma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Bodega Bay, & we drove back through Sonoma & Napa today.  I had read online that the Salvation Army in Healdsburg was huge so I just had to drive out & see it.  I was shocked.  Here's what it looked like when I drove up:

I think the huge building in the center is the office & residence, but it was still amazing.  There were 5-6 houses scattered around the campus and each had a different theme.  This big barn was full of nothing but clothes.  The smaller one next to it had small appliances & household items.
One of the houses below had furniture and the other had all the good stuff -- nicer things that they pulled out and charged much more for.  I didn't buy anything 'cause all the stuff I liked was in there & they were selling it for more than I would have in my shop.  :-(   All those tents that were set up had furniture and boxes and boxes of stuff lined up.  Nothing was sorted & it was a mad-house - people everywhere sorting through boxes.  Lots of people there back to school shopping.  
Friday we drove out to Bodega Bay to look around & do some hiking.  It was cold, windy, & foggy, but beautiful.  As soon as we got there someone told us that the whales were right off the coast.  
























































See him spouting above?  It was really hard to get a picture of them.  I'll write more about the antique shops I went to later.... gotta go move files over to our new external hard drive.

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