November 10, ‘07
Our campground is 4 miles north of Cloverdale, and right beside the Russian River. Some great tasting wines come from all over this area of California, and I’m sure the water from the Russian River has something to do with it. We had no more than checked in to this campground and we were underway to visit the Chamber of Commerce. We met with this lady at the Chamber that had the personality of a slug…it was pretty bad, but we did get enough information out of her to get a good start on the area. So over the next 4 days we were out “cruising” for towns of the area, wineries, lakes, rivers, and more of the Pacific Ocean. It doesn’t make any difference what state or country you are in there are towns and villages that are worth taking the time to visit, and then there are those that you just pass through. In visiting Healdsburg we found ourselves out of the car and going from one store front to the next…it was a great little “burg” (Healdsburg). The Chamber of Commerce here was 100% more enjoyable and informative than our last experience. This would be a great choice for our next home if we were looking…AND WE’RE NOT !!! We’ve been graced with great weather since we’ve been here so we’ve been looking for a good place to do some kayaking.