Friday, November 4, 2016

We Love Napa!

The Road to Napa

The only thing "I" don't love about Napa is that I wake up at 2 a.m.
"W' sleeps til 5.  Not sure how in the world he does it.
And I really want a Nespresso, but the dang thing it SO loud that it would not only wake him but all of our neighbors.

So.
Our annual trip to my favorite place on earth.
I like to think that it's my little surprise after a grueling two weeks in a small RV in about 115 degrees selling art.
It's my piece of heaven.
and "W's too

This time we are staying in Yountville.
In a beautiful, beautiful little boutique hotel where you can leave the doors open and feel (and smell) the 48 degree weather along with the aroma of the well, dead grape vines.  They still smell heavenly.
Well, everything in Napa smells heavenly.

So.
We got here Wednesday and had to have an obligatory pork chop at Mustards Grill (yum)
along with a huge pile of dietary fried onion strips. (which will fill you up)
Then on to a few wineries.
Plumpjack.  yummy

Got to the hotel around 5, (I had been awake since 1:30 a.m.) and I crashed.  I don't even rembember "W" bringing me a pizza.
I do remember that it was good.  Especially the next morning.

So.....yesterday. OH HOW FUN.
First stop?
A yummy breakfast
Then on to my very favorite wine of ALL time
Far Niente
No really y'all. The best
We took a little tour first of all the really cool stuff he has and we were just in awe.
It amazes me also how clean everything is round here.  But then again, I guess it has to be huh?


please forgive the overposting of the grape leaves.  I couldn't help myself.
Finally some leaves that don't look dead like the ones back in the south....

 



Far Niente was built around 1830.





















next up?
Cliff Lede Vineyards.  Very, very cool.  He's a big fan of Rock n Roll







"Poetry" is my all time favorite wine.
And we may have snagged a bottle of 1993 for tonight
(we may need to save it however for our "sail planing adventure on Saturday)


























this will be my next painting!
Have a great day y'all!

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