We are in Northern California right now visiting Angry Husband’s grandparents. Of course, I mentioned on Twitter that we coming up here. A few of my blogging friends asked where we would be, and when. My friend, April, asked me where I was and I responded. The tweets then turned into text messages. Yesterday, I confirmed with April that I would be taking a little drive to come and visit her.
I enjoyed this view while driving to visit April. I also got to listen to music of my choice (Glee Soundtrack, Lady Ga Ga, and maybe even Britney Spears). I drove at my pace, and stopped when I wanted to. I might have pulled over several times to capture some awesome scenery with my camera. I may have sung along to my music.
It took about 1.5 hours to get to April’s house, but I drove slooooow….. We were excited to start our adventure and get away from rambunctious children. We couldn’t run out of her house fast enough.
We went on our way, and April gave me a tour of the city, Napa, CA. While we were stopped at the train tracks, I managed to snap a picture of the Napa Valley Wine Train with my iPhone. April told me that the The Napa Valley Wine Train is a (3) three-hour, (36) thirty-six mile round-trip journey between Napa and through the town of St. Helena.
We then arrived at our first destination, V. Sattui Winery. Although, I’m not a boozer (drinker), I figured it was probably something that I should do while in Napa. The grounds at V. Sattui were breathtaking. I had to take pictures, it was my destiny. And the day was beautiful.
I had to call my mom to confirm her wine selection while I was at V. Sattui. Seriously, I have no clue. It was quite hilarious. But I finally selected something for her, while she was still on the phone.
After touring the winery, April and I decided that it was lunchtime. She said that we were headed to Gott’s. Gott’s was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. I ordered the chicken caesar salad and a mint chip shake. I indulged a bit. I’m on vacation.
The picture of me was taken by April.
After indulging in the food, April announced that it was time for the spa. We headed towards the Napa Valley Marriott, which is April’s favorite spa to go to. April pre-scheduled us for the Salt Glow, which was a Vichy shower with grape seed scrub, and a lotion treatment after. It was quite delightful. My skin feels like a baby’s right now. And I smell like wine.
Obviously, no pictures. Who wants to see a woman buffing me with grape seeds. Not pretty.
At the end of the day, we returned to reality, April’s awesome house (home). We had April’s daughter, Kaia, take a photograph of us. I obviously did not adjust my settings for the sun. Maybe I’m part vampire or something….do you see me sparkling?
I then proceeded to sit in horrible 5pm traffic. It was not that bad. I continued to sing along to bad music. I also pulled over a few times to take some photographs. Here are a few of my return trip photographs.
It was soo much fun to see April though!!