Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Butter and Eggs...

Butter and eggs, cheese and wine...these are a few of my favorite things.  Even better is celebrating their origins.  When visiting an area for any length of time we try to make a point of getting to know its history by stopping by the Visitor's Center, visiting museums, and following the calendar of events that highlight the local lore.

Downtown Petaluma (pic stolen from website)

Petaluma has its share of street fairs and farmers' markets, and the Historical Museum, which is now featuring exhibits on the Code Talkers of WWII, will soon celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Native words, Native warriors 

Happy 75th GG (mine)

But last weekend was Butter and Eggs Day.  This is a major celebration that has become a tradition downtown with a parade, marching bands, and floats commemorating the city's rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy areas in the country.  Together with the Petaluma River, eggs and dairy products created an economy that turned Petaluma into one of the most prosperous communities in the state in the early 1900s.

The Event

Marching bands

Clo's Dairy

The sacred cow

Chickens occupy Petaluma

 River Queen

We will continue to focus on our outings here in Sonoma County. With family nearby we couldn't miss Monday night soccer with Christina.

Ever aware of the camera..this girl!

She's got moves...

Nice ball control!

See ya soon...

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