Three weeks here and I am still trying a new restaurant every night. I figure, if I eat somewhere new each night, I’ll meet a new set of people. Yesterday, I had dinner next to a lawyer who grew up here and has seen the town change drastically in that time. Shops, hotels, and restaurants replaced orchards and barns. His eyes lit up telling stories of childhood days on the Russian River. Good thing that’s not going anywhere.
If it were not for pilates 3 times a week, I would not be able to do all this eating out. But the studio I chose based on price and location does not give you the killer workout. They only offer mat classes—no reformer machines. So, they are a lot like yoga. A few instructors even incorporate yoga into their pilates classes so they should really call them yolates or piloga.