Wine Country and San Fran Trip: Day 1

I’m back! Apologies for being MIA during my West coast trip, but I’m back and am so excited to share highlights of my fabulous trip. 🙂

Our group of four, Christina, Tiffany, Allison, and myself, met up at the San Francisco airport on Friday afternoon without too much trouble. (Christina’s flight from Dallas was delayed causing her to miss her connection in LA, but she still ended up beating me to the SF airport – which was right on schedule per our itinerary. We all were scheduled to arrive before 1pm). With each of us coming to the SF airport on different planes from locales and figuring out meetup and car rental logistics, one never knows how smoothly the meetup process will go, no matter how organized and coordinated you are. We were lucky!

We soon found ourselves walking towards the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge to take in the sights and some pictures.

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It felt soooo good to be back. After we had taken in the beautiful view, gone to the restroom, and grabbed a quick late-lunch we were on our way to Napa to check into our hotel. Unfortunately we found ourselves stuck in traffic for a bit. Normal travel time from SF to wine country is about 45 minutes – it took us 3 hours. We got caught in the usual Friday night traffic, but there was also a huge accident that severely stalled traffic for several hours.

Soooo close, but not.

Soooo close, but not.

Needless to say once we finally arrived at our hotel we were more than ready to freshen up, grab a round of cocktails at our hotel during its complimentary happy hour (we were staying at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa), and head to dinner.

While we were quickly changing clothes for happy hour and dinner I gave Christina, Tiffany, and Allison little gifts I had assembled for them for the trip – “Wine Country Survival Kits”!

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A Kind bar, Advil, nail file, wet wipes, tissue, and band-aids.

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Cheers to our girls trip!

Cheers to our girls trip!

Once we were done with our drinks we were off to the Girl and the Fig in Sonoma for dinner! I was so excited to eat here since I had heard amazing things about the restaurant. I will just say it now – Girl and the Fig did NOT disappoint. The website describes the cuisine has country food with with a French passion.

After ordering a bottle of wine (of course) we started with a cheese plate to share.

After ordering a bottle of wine (of course) we started with a cheese plate to share.

For my entree I ordered grilled shrimp over risotto.

For my entree I ordered grilled shrimp over risotto.

For dessert we all shared the vanilla creme brulee, which was delicious, of course!

For dessert we all shared the vanilla creme brulee, which was delicious, of course!

Four happy and incredibly stuffed ladies!

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A very successful first day if I do say so myself!

 

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