More scenes from the bike, my favorite stops

posted October, 4 2019, Davis, CA

Tomorrow I am going on a historic Woodland bike tour and a trees of Woodland bike tour.  They are both part of Woodland’s Stroll Through History program.  There looks like a lot to see.  The bike tour is listed at one hour and the tree tour is after that, 9 AM and then the tree tour at 10:30.  I will get as many pictures as I can so I can get a bit of variety.  Today I took pictures at my favorite stops as I run my errands and get coffee.  Here’s favorite stop to get current events reading material.

This is Davis’ local news dealer.  I hope they never go out of business.  I like being able to buy what I want without having to subscribe to anything.

This was the best wine shop in Davis.  I think the owner was trying to sell the business but his building was condemned.  You can see in the pictures that there are some serious sags in the roof and as the roof sags the walls get pushed out.  Bad deal.

If you went into the store looking for French or Italian wines the owner could tell you about the region the wine came from and even knew some the vineyards.  His knowledge went down to the slopes of the hills, the neighboring vineyards, the age of the vines, and on and on.  Too bad he’s gone.

My most favorite stop of all.

I have loved libraries since the first time I walked into Petaluma’s Carnegie library.  Here’s some information about it.

In 1906, the new Petaluma Library opened at Fourth and B Streets. This Library was one of the 2,509 library buildings constructed with the aid of Carnegie funds. The Carnegie Library was designed by local architect Brainerd Jones and built from locally quarried stone. The building features the largest freestanding leaded glass dome in Northern California. With few changes through the decades, the building served as a Carnegie Free Library until 1976. In 1988, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now the Petaluma Museum, a historical museum with research library.

I do not have any pictures but it is magnificent.  You could google it.

Last stop on my route home is one of Davis’ little free lending libraries.  What a great idea.  I have gotten and given a lot of reading material here.

That’s it for today.  Tomorrow, a stroll through history.