Do a lot of kayak touring along the coast and central valley of California. My favorite is the Gulfo de California. Also backpack and white water raft. Have a soft spot for abandon kittens, just picked one out of the mouth of a Doberman on July 4th. And, yes, Mija is doing just fine. Enjoy eating out Mexican food. Lola's Mercado is my local favorite here in Santa Rosa and in Petaluma it is Lolita's Mercado. Yes, both places serve English speakers. Love local artesian breads. In this area there is no shortage for very fine baked goods. The Artesian Bakery in Sonoma, Freestone Brick Oven Bakery in Freestone, Pinegrove Bakery and many others. Oliver’s Market has the best cheese mongers anywhere and the product to support their expertise.