One of the joys of living in northern California is that we're close to some beautiful grape-raising country. Gently rolling hills covered in springtime mustard, great wines, fantastic restaurants, wonderful places to go hiking.
But I saw something that surprised me when traveling north on 101 through the California wine country the other day. Just past where this picture was taken I noticed a really big set of buildings very near the De Lorimier winery in Geyserville. It's a group of 4 large buildings, one that's sort of silvery and looks something like a hangar (with rounded ends). It's in a striking location, perched high above the valley floor with the Mayacamas mountains in the background. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it with me, although someone mentioned to me that it's on Indian reservation land.
So I have three questions for us:
1. What is this building?
2. How high above the valley floor is it?
3. Is it really associated with an Indian tribe? If so, which one?
(I genuinely don't know the answers to these questions and will have to figure it out with the rest of you.)