Jul 2, 2013

NAPA




The other week we took #2 on a trip to Napa County for her college graduation.  
We went for five beautiful days.  
BF2 tagged along.

We had to leave extremely early in the morning and #2 and BF2 took a little nap while we waited for our flight. 




We landed in San Francisco and had to drive about an hour to the house we were staying in.  
We were so excited that we had to cross the Golden Gate Bridge. 


We stayed in a cute little neighborhood in Yountville. 
Every house was landscaped with roses, rosemary, lavender and jasmine.


The smell was incredible, very spa like.









The views weren't so bad either!



One day we took a tour of the area and really enjoyed learning and
 seeing things we would never have found on our own.  
The other days we just explored on our own.






































We loved Far Niente Winery. 
Far Niente is italian and means  "to do nothing".
(We especially wanted to tour this winery because we named our beach house Dolce Far Niente.)








We ate lunch at some really neat places....






We went to a great place that has been on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives 
on Food Network. 
It was almost embarrassing how we were excited about it.



Hamburgers, fish tacos and tuna burgers.....yum!




Another day we stopped and got sandwiches at Oakville Grocery.







We were able to walk to a different restaurant every night. 








I have been working really hard and had lost 25 pounds
before this trip.....but while there I "found" five of them again!!
sigh















 Our friends (hosts) Lonnie and Anna came and spent some time with us.













 We had a wonderful time and I cannot wait to go back.
#1 graduates in December and she has already started planning her outfits and the looking up restaurants. 
I have decided I need to hit the gym even harder....starting today  yesterday!



sigh...just beautiful!







7 comments:

Love Being A Nonny said...

What a fabulous gorgeous trip! The very first thing I noticed was how GREAT you look! MY WORD...I know that was hard work!

MCW said...

Omg. All of that food looks to die for! I am doing a juice clean and your pics made me so hungry!

Just Ask Beth said...

YOU LOOK AMAZEBALLS!! Napa is on my Bucket List..Dang the Food looks just as good as the Wine!

Formerly known as Frau said...

First off you look amazing! I have had Napa on my bucket list forever....when we finally go you are my go to girl for list of must do's ! Looks like a wonderful time by all.

Betsy said...

Wow. Seriously....everything about that place is absolutely gorgeous! Good food and beautiful scenery is definitely my kind of vacation! If I ever go to Napa, I am asking you for tips and advice! :)

Joyce said...

I still haven't been to Napa, but it's on my list. Maybe next year. My daughters have a friend who got married there and I saw her wedding film recently. (I love the films that are made for weddings now!) Anyway, it was absolutely gorgeous, the light was so perfect and the setting so lovely. Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Congrats on the weight loss too!

Anonymous said...

Do you mind sharing where you stayed...is there a website? Love the idea of being able to walk to the restaurants! Looks like a wonderful trip.