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San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA, CA

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 10:15am by Lolo
439 miles and 8 hours from our last stop - 2 night stay


By the time we reached Petaluma, reports from Hospice about my Mom’s condition were beginning to change in tone. “You know your Mom. She is going to do things in her own way and time.” Yep, she was rallying once again. That old Mark Twain quote came to mind: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

We briefly considered changing back to our original plan of celebrating my birthday in San Francisco this weekend with the boys -- Tommy was even going to fly down from Seattle – but too many things were already in motion, so we went forward on our plan to come home early. We spent the day prepping the RV for storage and packing up to go home.

That evening, Andrew drove up from the city for a visit and to say goodbye. We went out for dinner at Cucina Paradiso, a lovely Italian restaurant along Petaluma’s riverfront. Before finding this place, I didn’t even know that Petaluma had a riverfront. It was quite nice, with several restaurants and bars with outside dining along the river – definitely a place to explore more on future visits.


The Petaluma KOA is an award winning camping resort located within an hour’s drive of San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Valley Wineries, giant redwoods, and Sonoma County and California Coastal Beaches. It is considered to be the RV resort in the San Francisco Bay area.

On its 70 acres, there are 312 spacious RV sites, 32 camping cabins, and 10 Wine Country lodges.

Other amenities include:
• Guided tours of San Francisco (from May through October)
• Huge heated pool and spa
• Inflatable waterslide
• Rock climbing wall
• Huge playground
• Petting zoo
• Karaoke
• Hayrides and live weekend entertainment

The campground is open all year.

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA location map in "high definition"

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