I made a trip out to Sunol to attend a Sisterberry birthday celebration complete with family, food, discussions, and love.
Sunol…I remember when my cousin first introduced me to the town. The introduction came shortly after she made a decision that she wanted to purchase a house in the area. From her place in Fremont, we drove Niles Canyon Road into Sunol. The small rural town looks and feels as if you are hours away from the Bay Area, knowing it is only a 30 minute drive back home.
While sightseeing the unique homes and the surrounding land, we ended our visit at Elliston Vineyards; a self-guided walk through of the home and tasting some of their best wines. If you are ever reaching for that bit of country, mountains, or land get away, Sunol never seems to disappoint.
The Clan of the Sisterberrys took an afternoon hike to the end of the street and continued up the hill until the dirt path we followed had ended.
As we watched Sir running from one sniffing point to another, Foragerberry (the middle berry) gathered mushroom, bay leaves, and wild flowers; items she said she could feed to father.
On the way back down, we passed Casa de Pollo, collected Geoff, and continued our walk down the road following the creek.
Thanks to the past rains dumping a lot of water in the Bay Area, the local creek had a good flow and interesting views. Love me some Berries!