I’m back from California, but, wow, I think my brain is stuck in Napa Valley. My first time there, and I pretty much just fell in love with the place. So much so that I’m determined somehow, some way, to include it as a setting in one of my books.
I’ve got some work-related things going on that are taking up virtually all my time (the time not already devoted to an extremely “independent” (read: stubborn) and tantrum-prone toddler (don’t even ask about our disastrous trip to the wine store yesterday)), but I don’t want to totally neglect my blog. So I thought I’d share some pictures from my trip. And I think you’ll see why my brain just doesn’t want to come back to the real world.
This is the view from Quintessa, the first winery we visited. They make incredible cabernet– my favorite type of wine. What a way to start the trip!
A rock formation we stumbled across on one of the hiking trails at our hotel. Not sure if nature made it look exactly like a face, or something else…
The view from Kuleto– the fourth winery we visited. Incredible views, fantastic wine. Oprah is building a house on one side of the hill, and Robin Williams owns pretty much an entire hill on the other side. Must be nice to have such neighbors…
An outdoor tasting table at Kuleto… Seeing how it was a whopping 106 degrees the day we visited, we did our tasting inside.
More from Kuleto… (can you tell we liked this place?)
The restaurant at our hotel, Calistoga Ranch. Appropriately named the Lakehouse. Loved the views from the terrace at sunset.
And last, another view from our hotel. Man, I think we should’ve made this trip longer… 😉