With Bethany feeling under the weather (likely from seasonal allergies, which are killing me at the moment), we decided to skip the usual morning jog and instead strapped her in the Quinny stroller for a walk through central Petaluma.
Where in the world is Petaluma?
It’s a small California suburb of around fifty thousand people, located about 45 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge along Highway 101. The historic downtown has a variety of restaurants, antique shops and boutiques housed in late 19th and early 20th century architecture. Bethypoo wasn’t particularly interested in the buildings or shops, not with all the flowers, dogs and pinwheels along the way to amuse her!
Bpoo is not picking her nose!
Bovine Bakery, a tasty place to be!
Two little piggies begging to be brought home.
The owner of Little Luma, a children’s boutique, brightened Bpoo’s day with a camel sticker!
A Coca-Cola billboard.
Built in 1904, this building is now a museum.
Bethypoo is clearly not amused by my commentary.
This water fountain, erected in 1891 by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, has an inscription that reads, “Total abstinence is the way to handle the alcohol problem.”
A tribute to Bill Soberanes. The plaque reads, “Argus courier columnist and peopleologist. Petaluma’s number one booster, founder of the World Wrist Wrestling Championship and numerous other events. Trade Mark – he’s been photographed with more famous, infamous, usual and unusual people than anyone in the world. He’s the world’s number one people meeter.”
Looking west down Kentucky Street.
A monument at Penry Park, dedicated to Sergeant Richard A. Penry, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
The monument dedicated to Sergeant Penry, at Penry Park.
I’ve grown to love my wife’s diaper bag. This Storksak is handy and lightweight!
Seeing this parked car gave me a “Back to the Future” moment.
Thought I was in London for a brief moment when I looked up this building.
American Alley, 38.2°N, 122.6°W.
Come to Velasco’s for the Two Rock Burrito, southern California’s version of the California Burrito.