Little old homes with gardens lushly landscaped make you feel as if you were walking back in time. I wouldn't mind at all retiring in Sonoma, near the town square... It is a very walkable town, whose only drawback that I can see might be the tourists who will flock here in pursuit of the perfect wine.
I passed our Sonoma Alain Pinel Office and I have to say, it is beautiful. Even though a little voice said, go inside, I kept walking.
Here in Sonoma there is the iconic town square. Businesses line the streets surrounding it. Obviously those are the prime commercial Real Estate parcels here.
Charming homes have been converted to businesses, cafes, and B and B's.
I headed South and eventually found blue sky once again.
While walking my phone was ringing wildly with business questions and concerns. Plans, changed plans, people wanting to make appointments with me and people who didn't have a clue I was far away from a computer and my office. Truly, it isn't my choice to do business while I walk, but given the alternative....(not walking) I am grateful for smart phones and this new age of accessibility.
When I got back to my office a friend called me who is riding in the Live Strong event. He wanted to pick my brain about fundraising. He said he is having a more difficult time this year raising funds than last year. People who gave last year haven't given to his effort. He wondered if I was experiencing the same thing.
It is a different time and I am well away of this. That is why whenever a donation is made to my walk I am even more grateful than I have been in the past. In times like these, these fundraiser carry more signicance than even. Funds are tight across the board.
To make an impact on Cancer we have to work together. We have to dig deep and make sure that a cure is found. IF you haven't been able to donate yet this year there are a number of ways you can still participate in this effort. Instead of going to dinner on August 13...come to our WINE WARS II! Here, for a small donation, you will be able to enjoys wines, and food. $10 to get in the door... and a $25 donation to Susan G Komen will give you music, food and wine! This is a GREAT deal! And you get to keep a wonderful event glass!
So RSVP http://www.winewarsii.com/
or donate here
Just know how very much I as a Cancer Survivor appreciate your support. Walking through my fifteenth year of survial, I am more determined than ever to not let Cancer take anyone else I love. Together we are unstoppable, even by Cancer...