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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Day trip to Napa Valley~

A beautiful day off in "Napa Valley" 
always good for the soul...


Yesterday was a much needed day off in this busy, lovely Real Estate Market we are experiencing.  Work is good but we all know to remain good, you need to take a day off and rest and relax the mind, or you just become drained and no good at that you thrive in. So I did just that and ran away for a nice day trip to Napa Valley - one of my all time favorite Place on earth!  I met up with my old Buyers Agent who moved down to that area and who like myself always loves to go get some exercise and enjoy a nice meal and then possibly a Vineyard on our way out!

It was a pretty hot day so made it a bit difficult on the Silverado trail hills, but I always enjoy the nice rise in the roads only to be met by a nice decline on the back side. =) The hardest part is the flat way back to Calistoga in the loop we do where that beating sun is hot and dry, and reminding you that you still have far more to go! Hahaha!  But we made it - 18 miles in 3 hours and although we were pretty beat - it was beautiful and so mind clearing!  Just what I needed. 



I am always enjoying the surrounding hillsides and Vineyard Views that are just so lovely! Truly just like heaven on earth for me! Beauty - fitness - great food - and fantastic wine!  True love for me...  I love this beautiful place and just like Cabo each time I visit I find it hard to return back home. We are so lucky to have so many beautiful places so close by!

    


    

We changed clothes and dried off and we were off to enjoy a very nice meal at "CALISTOGA INN AND RESTAURANT" in Calistoga. This is one of my all time favorite spots down by a little creek, next to a beautiful fountain and nestled in between the trees. Air Conditioning would have been nicer since your body takes awhile to cool down again after such a hot ride, but you know it is such a beautiful spot we did enjoy it!





We decided to visit a place I had never been but had once enjoyed a beautiful bottle of wine on vacation from this lovely Winery - so off to "SILVER OAK" it was. 




YES!  That is the price per bottle!!  Oh wow huh?! But this was some of the smoothest wine ever. Tastings are $25 for 3 Wines that are delightful! I recommend a visit!


A trip for me isn't complete without a stop on the way out at one of the wonderful bakeries to sample something wonderful and dreamy.... 


OAKVILLE GROCERY, Oakville is one of my fav's for sure!




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