When my husband and I moved to Sonoma County 20 years ago, we'd get in the car and go exploring down a different road every day discovering new and unique things about Sonoma County. We had a passion for the area and loved sharing it with others. Family and friends would come and we'd tour them around, traveling down winding roads, through vineyards or overlooking the ocean. "How did you ever find this place?" would be the most common question and we'd just smile and say that it comes with driving around and not being afraid of getting lost. And now that we have a son, he is learning how to be a tour guide from the car seat in the back. For an 8 year-old, his sense of direction is amazing and he keeps hoping we'll get "lost" when traveling on a new road.
And now a little information about me, your "bubbly" tour guide. I've worked as a Travel Agent, a luxury Concierge and as a Cast Member at both Disneyland and The Disney Store many moons ago. I am a professional voice over actor and it's my voice that you hear on every tour. My sense of humor is silly, sometimes downright corny, and my inner "Southern Belle" comes out occasionally. When I am in the recording booth, I close my eyes for a moment and imagine that I am sitting right next to you in the front passenger seat of your car, (please otherwise I'll get car sick), and you are hanging on to every word I say. You're laughing at all of my jokes and smiling a lot. It's good for my ego and makes for a much better sounding tour. (You think I'm joking, don't you?)
When you take one of our tours, my hope is that it feels like your friend is in the front seat of your car, showing you around. Cozy, comfortable and easy. There's no need to rush, just take your time and do what you want. And don't worry - I won't bore you. We've all been on those tours where we fell asleep or needed some caffeine to keep us awake. The most important thing is to have FUN. Now go out there, fill up that memory card on your camera and save a spot for me in your car - I've already called shotgun on the front seat! -- Gay Lynn ps- When I am not touring around, I can be found creating Train Conductor Costumes, a business that was inspired by my train loving son.
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