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.