Monday, February 24, 2014

Jelly Belly


Fascinating Art made out of Jelly Belly Candies


Trying some sample

Candy Store


We stopped by at Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield on our way back from Napa/Sonoma.
(We were late for the last factory tour).

Castello di Amorosa










Beautiful Farm Animals belonged to Castello di Amorosa








Wine Tasting and Tour at the Castle in Calistoga (Castle of Love), Napa Valley, California.  This is the best Winery I have ever visited in California.



Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sonoma Barracks

This double storied adobe barracks (constructed of adobe and wood), was built to house Mexican army troops under the command of General Vellejo.  This place was the home for the United States soldiers, sailers and militiamen in 1840's - 1850's.


The backside and the courtyard of the barracks


Soldiers' room (recreated)



Mission San Francisco de Solano

Mission San Francisco de Solano is the 21st and the last of the California Missions (Mission 21), founded on the 4th of July in 1823.  This is now part of Sonoma Historic State Park.


The original bell since 1829




This is the authentic restoration of the 1840 church, rebuilt in 1911-1913.  









Sonoma Valley


Sonoma City Hall



Kenwood Vineyard and Winery Tasting Room


Chateau St. Jean Winery