We spent a lot of time in the Napa Valley during our nearly month-long vacation….visiting family, visiting wineries and simply exploring, as is our custom when we go anywhere. This was a fun-filled vacation, so we are still in shock this morning, after the earthquake, as we learn more and more about the damage and what happened. As I mentioned in my last post, none of my family members were injured, but they did sustain a lot of property damage.
Anyway….here are some random photos of the trip and our explorations. As you can see, it is stunningly beautiful there. Enjoy!
These two gargoyles keep close watch over Castillo di Amarosa!
This vintage grape press sits on the ground near the castle entrance.
Chain chain chainnnnnnnn!
Dario Sattui’s castle kitty!
Relax! You’re in Calistoga.
Sidewalk cafe in Calistoga
Some Pique Assiette in a bakery window.
These lovely glass pieces were on our table at the Quixote Winery on the Silverado Trail
This is my Auntie, my friend, Brent and me (hiding behind my Aunt…at Brent’s fabulous art house in the Santa Cruz mountains.
My Auntie was amazed by Brent’s marvelous abode. Who wouldn’t be?!