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Friday, May 29, 2009

It's already Friday, and after an important friend (i.e. Meg) told me that I needed to get on the ball today about blogging (obviously she is slammed at work-haha), I thought I'd finally take the opportunity to post a few pictures from our trip last week to San Francisco and Napa. First of all, what an incredible vacation - Jeff and I planned this trip almost 2 months ago and were so excited as neither of us had ever been to wine coutnry before... boy did we learn a lot. I am hoping to get my friends together in the coming weeks and host a wine and cheese party so we can "teach" them a little bit more about wine and food. For me, it's always been rather intimidating going to restaurants and attempting to order a bottle of wine, so normally I usually: 1) go with a familiar name, or 2) go with a Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, or Shiraz as those are my favorites. But after our educational classes and tastings, I feel confident in being able to ask the right questions and know what it is I'm smelling and tasting. Hope you enjoy the pics- now all I need is another vacation to relax after my action-packed trip... hmmm, wonder where we'll be traveling to next??
Our Awesome Rental Car for the Trip- I WANT THIS CAR!!
Driving Around Downtown San Francisco- See the Cable Car!!
A Beautiful Morning at the Golden Gate Bridge!! So Incredible To See...
As If You Didn't Know =)
Brunch in Sausalito- A Small Town Right Near the Bay= BEAUTIFUL!!
Jeff Driving in Napa!! Yay- We're Finally Made It!!
The View Outside Our Room at Napa Valley Lodge- Jeff Did GREAT!!
Our Room -The Most Comfy Bed EVER!
Outside on the Terrace - Blue Skies All Around
We Even Had Time for Pool and Bocce!
Our Very First Winery- Domaine Chandon (Famous for Sparkling Wine AKA Champagne)
Enjoying Our Tastings on the Terrace
Isn't He Cute?? The Best Traveling Partner =)
Yummy Cheese and Salami to Compliment the Wine
A Gorgeous Friday Night Sunset in Napa!!
Saturday's 1st Tour- Pine Ridge (Famous for Chardonnay and Cab)
A Tour of the Winery- The Process is INCREDIBLE
Inside the Caves- Each Barrel is Around $1000 = Very Expensive!!
Outside After Our Tour and Tasting
Driving into Robert Mondavi!!
Their Beautiful Vineyard and Lawn
Relaxing with Sweet Dessert Wine!!
Our Last Stop on Saturday- Silver Oak (these are Magnum bottles in a cellar)
Silver Oak's Winery and Tasting Center
In the Car After Dinner at Terra!!
Our Favorite Winery HANDS DOWN- If You Go to Napa, GO TO JARVIS!!
Walking into the Caves- They Wouldn't Let us Take Pics Inside =(
They Have More than 1300 Acres and Only Use 37 for Their Wine= VERY EXPENSIVE!!
Our Last Class/Tasting on Sunday- Joseph Phelps
Jeffrey and I Outside Doing Our Last Wine Tasting (Notice our Red Teeth!!)
Our Favorite Restaurant in Napa (Press Steakhouse)... Again With the Red Teeth!! That's What a Bottle Will Do To You =)
Visiting Fisherman's Wharf for Lunch
All the Sea Lions on Pier 39- They were SO CUTE!!
The Bridge Overlooking Alcatraz and Fisherman's Wharf
Jeff with his Aunt and Cousin - Such Wonderful Hosts in San Francisco

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