Sunday, June 27, 2010

Weekend Getaway

So, a few weeks ago I went to Napa Valley for the first time. Actually, it was the first time I had been north of Bakersfield since I've lived in California. And holy crap, I don't know why I haven't been up there yet. The best way to describe it is like a California farmland. It's a perfect blend of California and Texas. You've got the open space and agriculture like Texas, with the climate and personality of California. It quickly became one of my favorite places I have ever visited.

This trip included myself, Allie, Jake and Tim.

Allie's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bircher, own an incredible vineyard in Napa where we stayed called Meadowbrook Farm.

I could try to describe this place, but I couldn't do it justice.

In downtown Yountville we went to this great french bistro, Bouchon.

I had the Croque Madame.
(for this Texas boy, is was described to me as a ham and cheese sandwich with a fried egg)

Mr. Bircher was able to get a private tour of the Robert Mondavi vineyard. We got the up front and personal look at how wine is made. It blew my mind!

The trip ended with a charity lobster boil that Allie's grandparents hosted. We could not have planned a better weekend getaway. Great people. Great food. Great wine.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


A few weekends ago I went to Dallas to be the best man in my buddy Geoffrey's wedding.

Sidenote, his name is pronounced the British way. He should spell his name "Joffrey." It would simplify his life so much more, but whatever. I have a girl's/dog's name, so who am I to talk.

The first night the guys went out to The Butcher Shop in the West End for dinner and then spent the rest of the night at the West End Pub catching up. I hadn't seen most of these guys in about 5 years.

The wedding was great too. I have never been so hot in my life. Seriously. Never. Except maybe that one time I was in Cairo, Egypt in the DESERT!

These photos are by Indie Jane Photography

Congrats Jessica and Geoffrey.