This picture is from Petaluma. The town is a bit north of Marin, sort of between the sea and Sonoma Valley and for years, to us, it was mostly the place that hosted the nearest outlet center. But as there is an outlet center we’ve also kept stopping in Petaluma on the way and we are getting more and more charmed by the place.
The film American Graffiti was filmed here because of it’s 50’ies atmosphere. Once you get out of the car and take the time to walk around, you’ll find lots of little shops and in the past years they’ve claimed the area by the water to cafés, the water being the northern part of the bay.