September 9, 2014

Seven sleepless months! As first time parents with a 7-month old, we were tired, hungry, fatigued, but crazy in love with our son. The little dude was the greatest thing to have happen to us, but we were longing for a getaway; not from our son but for a full night’s sleep, wine, an adult dinner, and just a bit of reckless abandonment. Too old and too tired for Coachella, we opted for a couple days of wine country up North.

Our trip began with a quick stop at Candlestick Park. I’ve been a 49ers fan since I was a kid watching Joe Montana and Jerry Rice win Super Bowls. We then headed to San Francisco with a stop at the Ferry Building to get a bite to eat. Lunch was at Gott’s Roadside - which, lived up to the hype. We followed that up with a perfect pour over from Blue Bottle Coffee. After walking around the Embarcadero we headed to Ghirardelli Square for dessert. That’s where the Mrs. decided to visit one last spot in San Fran before heading out to Napa. That place of course was the Victorian houses from her favorite TGIF show on ABC growing up, Full House. So we snapped a pic at the iconic Alamo Square and drove up to Napa.

Of course we had to stop, yet again, for another picture at the Golden Gate bridge. You have to! Driving through Marin County, we finally arrived at Napa! The food, the wine, the relaxation, was so worth the drive. We are already talking about going back, and can’t wait for that next adventure. 

 Gott's Roadside at the Ferry Building was worth the drive from LA. 

 Blue Bottle Coffee

 "What ever happened to predictability? The milk man, the paper boy, evening T.V"

 As a fan of the Godfather, I was extra excited to visit Francis Ford Coppola's Rubicon Estate.

 The best English muffin we've ever had was at the Model Bakery in St. Helena. 

 Carnitas tostada from C Casa located in the Oxbow Public Market in Napa.

 Enjoyed Gott's Roadside in SF so much, we had to stop by the original one in St. Helena, just North of Napa. 

 Dinner at Bistro Jeanty in Yountville. Ordered Crême de Tomate en Croute and Coq au Vin. 

The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off"
& "They Can't Take That Away From Me"