I tracked this book in two visits. The first visit I sold to my husband as an wedding anniversary trip. He fell for it. He didn’t read A Tale of Two Valleys, but he still had fun going from place to place with me – hearing my read on Alan Deutshman’s read on Sonoma. However – I couldn’t be too aggressive – it would become more like work rather than play – so I had to leave some stops out. Then, a couple of months later I sold the idea of a Sonoma visit to my son. It was a particularly inviting offer because he had just gotten his learners permit and I told him he could drive the WHOLE day. He fell for it too – and we had a great time mopping up the loose ends in Sonoma. I’ve stacked the locations in an order that begins with Deutshman’s drive into Sonoma County on Highway 37 – and continues with a sweep through Sonoma Plaza and around its perimeter – ending at the home of General Vallejo. The best thing about this tour is most of it happens in about a square mile.