So far, the weather has been nothing like last year.  Warm temperatures, scant rainfall and outdoor activities have reigned since pretty much the end of April.  So the unofficial start to summer (which officially lands on June 20) kicked off with Peggy Sue’s All American Cruise this past weekend in downtown Santa Rosa.

Awash in color, the Peggy Sue All-American Cruise rolls east on Fourth Street in Santa Rosa, as thousands of spectators watched a thousand muscle, antique and classic cars parade around downtown Santa Rosa, Saturday June 9, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Peggy Sue's All-American Cruise in downtown Santa Rosa, Saturday June 9, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Peggy Sue's All-American Cruise in downtown Santa Rosa, Saturday June 9, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

20 year-old Maddy Luttman of Santa Rosa at the Peggy Sue's All-American Cruise in downtown Santa Rosa, Saturday June 9, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Peggy Sue's All-American Cruise in downtown Santa Rosa, Saturday June 9, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Patrick's Salt Water taffy shack in Bodega Bay June 5, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

A Cal Fire helicopter from Boggs Mountain in Lake County douses an area of fire and smoke during a hillside brush fire west of Sonoma, Friday June 1, 2012. The fire charred approximately 10 acres. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

-Kent Porter