Vallejo’s Koi, Turtles, & Distant Relations

Saturday Gavin, Oliver and I drove to Sonoma to spend the afternoon with Dulce’s cousin Richard, and his wife Beverly. After a nice lunch, we drove over to see the Vallejo Home and walk around Sonoma’s town center.

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Oliver and "Uncle" Richard

Vallejo’s home was well air conditioned (I suspect that was a retrofit), and he had turtles and koi in the pond behind his house.

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Vallejo's turtles and koi

Apparently Gavin is distantly related to Vallejo. I don’t know enough about California history to decide if that is a good thing, but he has a city named after him, so he must have done something notable.

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Vallejo's coat of arms

We have three books about Vallejo, I should probably read at least one of them.


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