We took a little getaway over the 4th of July, up in the town of Sonoma. It's a pretty little town, nestled in a valley like Napa, but not mobbed with wine tasters the way that Napa gets on a holiday weekend. We took some beautiful hikes and drives up into the hills amid the vineyards.
On the fourth, there was an old time parade around the plaza. My favorite part of the parade was the town band, a fairly good band. They had a homemade banner with the words "The TOWN BAND". They grabbed my heart even more firmly when they came around again, this time with a different sign.