Tourists arrive from overseas insisting on wine, lobster bisque, smoked Pacific salmon with caviar, and homemade ravioli filled with a special citrus lemons. The Santa Rosa chefs designed pasta noodles by hand that were so delicious that on Saturday morning the same chefs could be seen on national TV shows teaching people how to cook in their kitchen. Penny Chee writes for SantaRosaCalifornia.Co
Penelope Chee, my mother travels around Santa Rosa. She meets people at teacher conferences. She meets people on the bus to San Francisco. Every time she meets people, they tell her stories. Strangers sit next to my mother and tell her chapters worthy of books. Penny Chee collected so many stories about Santa Rosa that I created websites for her named SantaRosaCalifornia.Co and SantaRosaSonoma.com
I had a year to research, map out and organize the ultimate road trip out west. The end result was a two-week adventure through 8 states, 9 National Parks, numerous National Forests, Landmarks and Scenic Byways. I've detailed my journey in this book with the hope that others will be inspired to hit the road and explore our great country.