This week I was visiting my parents in San Ramon. San Ramon is a sleepy suburb located in a broad valley about 45 minutes East of San Francisco. It is an area famous for fantastic moonrises and for the ashram where the famous Indian "hugging" guru, Ammachi, makes her twice-yearly West Coast visits.
View from my parent's house:
The best thing about San Ramon, in my opinion, is the beautiful oak-studded hills. I took a walk on a beautiful misty day in the Blackhawk Open Space Preserve, admiring the natural beauty:
If you are in the Tri Valley/Contra Costa County area, I really recommend a visit to the hills.... it is an inspiring escape from the cacophony on the valley floor.