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There is so very much to do in California's Wine Country! And surprisingly, not all of it revolves around wine. Head to charming downtown Sonoma, California. Just next door to the old Armory, which is part of the San Francisco Sonoma Mission, The Toscana Hotel is a fascinating little step back into the "old west." Historic blurb: On the north side of the Plaza, next to the Sonoma Barracks, is the Toscano Hotel. Built in the 1850s it was first home to a retail store and rental library. Later the building was used as an inexpensive hotel, dubbed the "Eureka…
Nestled smack dab in the center of idyllic downtown Sonoma (which is nestled smack dab in the middle of the Napa Valley wine country) you'll find a smattering of mom and pop stores, original restaurants, high-end homeware shoppes and cute clothing sellers. You'll also find a piece of California's history -- Mission San Francisco Solano. Wikipedia says this about Sonoma's mission: The mission was built by the Mexican authorities as a barrier to Russia's attempts to extend control to the federal territory of Alta California.[8] During the years the Mission was active, General Mariano Vallejo resided in town. He was…
So when Derek and I were out and about our first day at SXSW we stopped by a bar to get a beer. We sat next to a fellow with long hair and looked to be a bit in the metal scene. my initial thought was this guy is from Dallas. Well we got to talking and turns out I was way off! He was from Denmark (hence the title) and like everyone else was there for the music. We ended up hanging out talking over quite a few beers. Before leaving he wanted to have an authentic Texas meal…
What is now the city of San Diego started out as Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's San Miguel, named when he sailed into San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. The Portuguese explorer claimed the land for Spain, but Spain ignored the area for sixty years and all proof of Cabrillo’s claim had weathered away. Sebastián Vizcaíno made landfall in San Diego Bay as well, and he renamed the area after San Diego de Alcalá on November 10, 1602. It would be another 167 years before the Spanish returned to San Diego. During the entire Spanish conquistador period, Spain had been establishing…
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