Guess what? I finally got to explore NAPA! I've been talking about it 4 LIKE EVR, and we finally did it. It was so much fun, not to mention beautiful. We kicked it in wine country and it couldn't have been a better weekend. Since it was our first time, we took the "wine train" around the valley and had a nice little tour of Raymond Vineyard. I never knew how much work, money, planning, and passion went into one bottle of wine! Napa was absolutely beautiful, and I suggest it to anyone looking for an ADVENTURE!
what i learned....
-NAPA is so close to SF/Berkeley. Seriously in 45 minutes, you feel as if you are hours away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
-There was proper lingo that went along with this adventure. For example, "I'd like to revisit that please" meant you kinda, sorta, really, liked what you were tasting...and wanted more.
-Napa has great food. GREAT food.
-WalMart sells very cheap bikinis.
-One single barrel for wine costs about $1200, takes a day to make, and uses a special kind of (really old) wood.
-Dessert wine. Yum.
-Nothing is better than the windows down, sunroof open, and blasting oldies.
-These (spoiled) vines probably have better heaters than the one in my apartment.
-I can't correctly pronounce the types of wines. Nor do I know the distinct differences (yet.)
-That I love naps, "munchies", and trashy TV almost as much as my friends.
-Hot tubs are healing.
-Even on "vacation" I can't sleep in.
-No matter where I go, I always seem to make it into some sort of athletic store, drooling over the latest and greatest kicks.