Happy Tuesday! I’m not sure I can believe my eyes – is that the sun outside?! Violet and I definitely enjoyed a nice walk in the sunshine a bit earlier today.
- Sunday mid-morning Tommy, mom, Ava and I made the hour-ish drive from Point Reyes to Sonoma to start the second leg of our trip. Before we left though we popped into Gather right across the street from our house for a send-off brunch thrown by Sarah and Eric that served the most amazing breakfast tacos ever. It was the best way to end their wedding weekend.
- Our drive to Sonoma was pretty uneventful. Katie and Jon had also planned on spending a couple days in wine country so we knew we’d be meeting up with them shortly. And we did, at a winery, of course, the minute we got into wine country! When I was drafting a loose itinerary for our trip when we got to wine country I wanted to show Tommy (and mom) a sample of the different kinds of wineries the area had to offer (big, small, family-owned, not family-owned, picturesque, cave dwellings, etc). The winery we ended up meeting Katie and Jon at was Domaine Carneros, which is known for it’s yummy sparkling wine and amazing views. The whole property is definitely extravagant.
3. What did I tell you about the view(s)? This is just one of many.
4. After we were done at the winery we parted ways with Katie and Jon who were going to eat a late- lunch at Fremont Diner (dying to go there), while our little group went to check into our rental house, which my mom and I had also found on VRBO. Our house, the Lazy Oak Cottage, was adorable. I had suggested we find a place to stay in Sonoma since it was less commercialized (read: charming) than Napa. While it wasn’t as big or expansive as the Drake in Point Reyes it was a lovely place to stay and very convenient. The outdoor space was incredible. I only wish we were able to enjoy it more. A bit later mom’s good friends, Mary Ann and Ely, joined us. Not only were they going to explore wine country with us, they were staying in a smaller guest house on the same property!
While we were staying in the 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage, there was also a 1-bedroom, 1 bath guest house also available to rent should you want to.
5. Our original plan of driving back to the Napa area to eat dinner at Ad Hoc was quickly changed once Tommy and I realized it was best to keep Ava in for the night so she could get acclimated to this new rental house and because we had been on-the-go all day. So while I stayed in with Ava and did bedtime, Tommy ran to Whole Foods for some more groceries and supplies, while mom, Mary Ann and Ely grabbed a quick bite at B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille. They brought me back a delicious tortellini dish as I was craving pasta!
What I wrote on this day in 2013.