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.


Allie said...

These are such cool pictures! I really want to see more...what a fun trip with you guys!!!!!!!

Megan said...

I have to agree...these photos are amazing.