SF Bay Area: Petrified Forest

Yesterday (Saturday), the husband and I woke up and decided that we will not spend the day indoors. We want to go out and do something, because 1)the weather was really pleasant and 2)last weekend was incredibly chaotic, okay busy. We came back from a week-long road trip to Nevada, Arizona and Utah last Saturday and on Sunday we threw a party for our friends who are going away. You know how much work is involved when the party is at your house.

Thus, we wanted this weekend to be chill and relaxing. We browse at the Events happening nearby, and there are plenty due to Father's Day Holiday, but they were mostly street fairs with tons of food. Street fairs were not something we wanted to do. I suggested a drive to Napa Valley and maybe walk around the vineyards. That always relaxes me. He agreed, but not do the vineyards walk, but revisit Petrified Forest in Calistoga, a spot we last visited about 15 years ago.

How wonderful to return to the Petrified Forest after all those years. There have been many improvements throughout the years. I remember that I saw a post on Petrified Forest by a fellow blogger a few months ago and that spurred my desire to revisit it.

There is a guided tour twice a day, but we came a bit late. However, we caught up with the tour group later on.

And even though it's late spring, there was proliferation of wildflowers, which pleased me so much.



  1. Cool photos. I bet you learned a lot in addition to having a lovely place to stroll.
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  2. Hello, love the petrified tree photos. The flowers are lovely. Sounds like you had a nice road trip.
    Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

  3. Great choice to 'be in nature.' And what a place ~ beautiful photos and 'tour.'

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  4. Wow, what an awesome place! Thanks for all the awesome information.

    My Corner of the World

  5. That looks like an amazing place.

  6. What a fascinating place, right? They have guided tours? That must have been very interesting. I'd love to aim for that on my next visit. :)
    Lovely picture. You found some beautiful flowers too. :)

    We were in Sonoma last weekend. :)

  7. That area looks lovely. All of the flowers are so pretty! :)

  8. It's nearly always better outside - great shots of the petrified forest.


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