We spent the weekend in a lovely 4 bedroom home in Guerneville (called “Vista Serena”) just over the bridge from downtown. The gray skies didn’t dampen our festive mood: lots of home cooking, watching shows, playing Password and Cranium, the small town Parade of Lights, and plenty walking over and around the river. I baked three test batches of pecan shortbread, Linzer christmas cookies, and Parmesan cheese puffs to boot. Let’s just say it wasn’t a low-calorie weekend. But it’s always nice to get out of the city for a bit. Jax loved the change of scenery and all the extra walking around.
My test batch of Linzer cookies with cherry preserve filling.
The whole gang at the R.R. Christmas Parade of Lights.
Yes, they still have phone booths in Guerneville… the Land That Time Forgot.
Is the Russian River ever not brown?
Hard to believe there’s still a market for this kind of stuff, but this is the boonies…