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September 5th 2012
Published: September 6th 2012
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Well, I got back to the San Francisco Bay Area and am getting acclimated again to life here. Tom and I have had two lovely weekends since my return: one camping for 3 nights at the City of Berkeley's camp at Echo Lake (near Lake Tahoe in the Sierras); the other a wedding in Healdsburg (Sonoma wine country) and a half a day at Bodega and Bodega Bay on the Coast.

I hope you enjoy the photos!

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 lower Echo Lake from the water lower Echo Lake from the water
lower Echo Lake from the water

Our first day, we went on a 6 mile canoe trip across lower Echo Lake and then on to the end of upper Echo Lake and back
View from our tentView from our tent
View from our tent

Berkeley Camp is on a ridge looking down at Fallen Leaf Lake and, in the distance, Lake Tahoe
Wedding venue in HealdsburgWedding venue in Healdsburg
Wedding venue in Healdsburg

It took place at a house on Dry Creek Road
the wedding ceremonythe wedding ceremony
the wedding ceremony

the bride and groom, the officiator and the best man on the right (Ethan, Tom's son)
Ethan and his wife MaiaEthan and his wife Maia
Ethan and his wife Maia

Isn't she beautiful?
Open Oven Bakery in FreestoneOpen Oven Bakery in Freestone
Open Oven Bakery in Freestone

Tom knew of this bakery on the way to the Sonoma Coast.
town of Bodegatown of Bodega
town of Bodega

The little town of Bodega is 5 miles inland from Bodega Bay. Fire House and Catholic Church.
Alfred Hitchcock Statue in BodegaAlfred Hitchcock Statue in Bodega
Alfred Hitchcock Statue in Bodega

Bodega is where Hitchcock filmed "The Birds".
Hitchcock MemorabiliaHitchcock Memorabilia
Hitchcock Memorabilia

inside the Bodega Country Store

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Tie clash
Not sure Tom's tie goes with your dress!
6th September 2012

You're right, Tessa!
6th September 2012

Great familiar scenes
Hi Hilary! In two weeks I'll be backpacking above Echo Lakes, and staying a night at a cabin near Fallen Leaf... and last month I visited that famous Freestone Bakery. And we know Healdsburg well. Haven't seen the Hitchcock Museum tho' You do seem to be enjoying the best of both... or should say "all"...worlds. We'll be back in Paris for two weeks in October. Cheers
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Hope to see you in California!
6th September 2012

Feedback to your photos
Wonderful spot and indeed a great-looking bride (and you look pretty good yourself). Enjoy you California dreamin. Hugs, Peter
6th September 2012

Hi Peter, Thanks for the nice comment. The bride was also beautiful, but the beautiful woman with Tom and me is actually his daughter-in-law and the wife of the best man (Tom's son). See you back in Paris over the Xmas holidays. A big "hi" to everyone at UUFP!

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