Recently my mom suggested we plan a trip together. We’ve never gone on a trip together, so I was surprised by the suggestion. I was also delighted, of course, and much in need of a break, so I agreed without delay.
My mom has this whole week off work and Friday is a holiday at my place of employment, so this seemed like the perfect time for a mini vacation. We thought about flying somewhere at first, but I was finally able to figure out that if we stay close to home (mine being in SF and hers in Sacramento) we can get more for our money and actually be relaxed afterward. It didn’t take us long to pick Napa as our destination, which will also help me achieve my goal to go wine tasting this year. The hotel where we are staying offers in-room massages, so I booked that for the night we arrive. (Getting a professional massage also satisfies one of my goals this year! Woot!)
I haven’t spent much time in Napa before, so I’m open to suggestions from you fine folks. So far the only things we have scheduled are massages, a dinner at Celadon, a dinner at Cuvee, and a brunch at Angele. Wine tasting is on the list – including the free one offered by the hotel – and we have a few wineries within walking distance to check out (Gustavo Thrace and Stonegate). There may be some shopping and we’re planning on checking out the scenery on our way out.
It’s taking every bit of reserve I have to get through this insane week. Napa is my reward for slogging through. I will make it to tomorrow afternoon!