Washoe House in Petaluma, California.    The place has been around since 1859, and used to be a stop on the stagecoach line. Patrons have been writing notes on then tacking dollar bills to the walls for decades, so the bars walls are almost ruffled.

Washoe House in Petaluma, California. The place has been around since and used to be a stop on the stagecoach line. Patrons have been writing notes on then tacking dollar bills to the walls for decades, so the bars walls are almost ruffled.

Petaluma might not have the public relations clout of Sonoma County's fancier towns, but it has hidden treasures, including a devotion to excellent food.

Sights and scenes around Petaluma, Calif.

Petaluma might not have the public relations clout of Sonoma County's fancier towns, but it has hidden treasures, including a devotion to excellent food.

Known as the hometown of Winona Ryder, the filming of American Graffiti, and its annual Butter

Discover the Hidden Delights of Downtown Petaluma

Known as the hometown of Winona Ryder, the filming of American Graffiti, and its annual Butter & Egg Days Parade, historic riverside Petaluma is such a fun place to explore with your family.

One must visit the Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, California. And it's dog friendly! #MyHometownPins

What does a hard working wine crew drink during harvest? You might think the answer is wine---but it's actually beer. One of the local favorites is Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, California. Especially when the (limited edition) Brown Shugga comes out!

rare seeds for sale in Petaluma, California located in the grand old Sonoma County National Bank building

A Bank for Rare Seeds in Petaluma

rare seeds for sale in Petaluma, California located in the grand old Sonoma County National Bank building - Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds ( I've ordered from their catalog before)

They have an amazing bucket list! Gotta just do it

the complete BAY AREA bucket list: all the best things to do in san francisco…

French flea market meets self-service at the funky, quirky Metro Hotel & Cafe in Petaluma, California.

French flea market meets self-service at the funky, quirky Metro Hotel & Cafe in Petaluma, California.

Top 10 things to do in Sonoma county (besides drink wine)  #SonomaCountyToDo #PlacesToVisit

Top 10 Things to Do in Sonoma County (Besides Drink Wine)

15 Things to do in Sonoma County, California with kids (that don't involve wine tasting!) Some might surprise you!

15 Things to do in Sonoma with Family

This is what it looked like when we first moved to Petaluma in 1998.  Sadly, it is pretty much ruined at this point.

Bodega road, Petaluma, California Pentax with Ilford film photograph taken 1999

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