"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Napa Valley

Busy, busy day!!!  Leigh Anne and I met early today to run some errands (actually we walked!).   On my list was a heater for my room.  It is cold in the mornings:)   Leigh Anne is getting ready for a sewing project and needed a few items.    Her sewing machine deserves a post of its own - I am quite jealous!!!  While we were out, we went to the Farmers' Market and met Doug there.  We bought some chicken enchiladas from this little  stand to have for lunch.  To round off the meal we had some Indian naan bread with toppings that we bought from another stand.   Quite the combination but there were no complaints:)

After lunch we drove out to the Hanna Winery in the Napa Valley.  Doug and Leigh Anne are in one of the wine clubs and needed to pick up their wine.  We hung out in the tasting room and sampled a wine or two (or three) to be polite:)  We drove home through the valley and stopped at a couple little stores on the way.  Definitely need to make a repeat visit when we have more time.  Today we had the California weather that I was expecting - beautiful and sunny all day.

Doug drove my car and he and Leigh Anne enjoyed listening to some of the stations on XM Radio.  For a while there, I wanted to veto the family rule of the driver gets to pick the radio station.  I think I thought that one up BEFORE any of my children could drive.  They do pay you back!!


becki-c said...

How about the one making the car payments picks the station ;-)
It sounds like you are having a blast! I am so jealous.

ardell said...

You all look great! You win the award for "skinny side of the family!"

lclark459 said...

Girl, you are definitely in your element. The winery visit would've been the highlight for me. Mandolas (Carrabbas) have a restaurant attached to their winery near Austin. Food was great but wine mediocre. They imported some grapes from Italy as their vines are still young. A fav musician of mine, John Popper (Blues Traveler), went to Berkeley, too, if I'm remembering correctly. Are you going to upload pics of your new temp digs? Hugs, Peg. Linda C