Sacramento State Capital Building
There is a railroad through the town
There's a Wells Fargo history museum,
a statue dedicated to the Pony Express
Sonoma where we stopped for lunch. We walked round admiring the place for a while
The Girl & The Fig as the venue for lunch.
We read the menu displayed outside the restaurant and decided the Cheese & Fruit, consisting of three selections of cheese, seasonal fruit, house made fig cake, spiced nuts and baguette, would be perfect with a nice glass of wine to wash it down. We should have realised when we were asked if we had a reservation and found the place full of well heeled 'ladies wot lunch' that it wouldn't be what we were expecting. However, I have to say we were 'surprised' when our lunch arrived to find 3 miniscule pieces of cheese, a slice of apple expertly fanned, an inch square piece of fig cake and a few spiced nuts lovingly displayed on a huge plate, a six inch basket containing half a (small) baguette sliced, and a medium sized glass of California Red each. It was very nice but at $60 I can honestlly say it was the smallest and most expensive ploughman's lunch we've ever had! LOL
At $10 a glass we were very shocked to find that California wine is far more expensive in California than it is in the UK! What's that all about???
Anyway lunch over it was time to board the coach again for the final leg to San Francisco.
Highway 101 with San Quentin maximum security prison in the distance
If you want to see more of San Francisco join me next time for Wonders Of The Golden West Part 13.