Sonoma County: Freestone and Bodega

I don’t always trust what I read on TripAdvisor, but I do consult it when traveling.  The Scout is busy in Sebastopol, CA this weekend, and I was curious what TripAdvisor would say about this bastion of all things local, organic and yummy.


We drove out to Wild Flour Bakery in Freestone, and yes, the scones are well worth the short and beautiful drive.


The town of Bodega (not to be confused with Bodega Bay) is a few miles down the road from the bakery.  Both towns were principal locations for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Here’s the school:


The church adjacent to the school:


Bodega recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Birds, and the Bodega Country Store was well equipped with all things Hitchcock and bird-y.  (I guess they didn’t want to call it Bodega’s Bodega.)






My favorite Hitchcock is Rear Window, but The Birds gets full points for being enduringly creepy.  The homage to The Birds carried on by the Bodega Country Store has it’s own creepy factor, but tinged with humor.  Tippi Wine, anyone?


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2 Responses to “Sonoma County: Freestone and Bodega”

  1. altadenahiker Says:

    Yeah, it seems after all this time they could let it go. The place is too pretty to be so cheesy. (I’m torn between Rear Window and Vertigo.)

  2. Pasadena Adjacent Says:

    Pass me a bottle of Tippi

    btw: she was our keynote speaker at the opening of the El Monte Metro Link project Vic and I were the artist on.

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