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Friday, July 09, 2010

Country Girl

I've moved to Petaluma, CA, just 30 miles north of San Francisco.  It's smack dab in the middle of the Sonoma wine-growing region.  

Yes, I'm becoming a country girl!  The scenery around here is spectacular.  Rolling hills studded with vineyards, cow pastures, grazing horses and fields of vegetables and fruit trees. 

My new apartment is in a rather large complex called the Vintage Chateau.  It is quiet and has beautiful gardens all around and a wonderfully warm swimming pool and hot tub!  My apartment looks out on an interior garden and has a small balcony, two bedrooms (one is my studio/office) and a large kitchen with lots of counter space and cupboards. 

There is a large shopping mall near the apartments that has a lot of shops, grocery stores, pharmacy, banks and restaurants.  There is even a Turkish restaurant that has delicious food, exciting music and a belly dancer on the weekends.  I dined there the other night and felt like I was on holiday in Turkey!

On the 4th of July I was surprised to find out I could watch the local fireworks show from my apartment!  What a wonderful treat!

Yes, I think I'm going to like it here.