This year we stayed for a week in the Sonoma Valley. A friend recommended a ride out to Jenner, where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. It's a beautiful drive, out through Guerneville with forests of redwood trees. Then we arrive in the charming town of Jenner where there are a couple of interesting looking restaurants and great views. People are kayaking and canoeing on the Russian River; birds are nesting; and sea lions are basking in the sun. A lovely spot!