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... excursion it was caching - the first two must have been jinxed because each had a strange car parked virtually on top of them - one a lady fussing in the passenger seat, and the second a young woman having a snooze. When they moved on - we must have looked a bit suspicious - the caches were pretty straight forward.
But there were a couple of dodgy ones too - one was allegedly hidden on a narrow bridge with the warning "cars sometimes speed up to ...
... egg white). Sheep cut and fertilise the crass, cows fertilise and till the land. It really was fascinating to learn about. We then went into Sonoma town centre where we did some more wine tasting then explored the town, it had a lot more to offer than Napa! I enjoyed the wine tasting but I think I preferred the wine in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. That concludes our time in the wine region of California, we leave early tomorrow for ...
3 hours driving 138 miles.
As part of our money saving/healthy eating efforts we stopped and made some sandwiches in the Napa vineyards..see photo.
Once arriving at the Mountain Home Ranch (about 4 miles into the hills from Calistoga) we hit the hiking trail, found the sulphur springs and followed the canyon for about an hour each way.
Great dinner at Bosko in Calistoga.
Managed to find Alannah and Jen, yay! we were late (typical us) but I figured Alannah would know me well enough to expect it. We had a catchup in their room, swapping jetlag problems, shopping finds, places we had been amd things we had seen, before heading out. The entrance to their hotel is amazing! the ceiling is painted like the sky and I swear it moves, the ground floor is set up to give a Paris street feel, I loved it!
I got a ...
... least for the time being, so bring on the new wineries. So little time, so MUCH wine.
Harlan's feeling better, so we decided a visit to a winery was in order since Judy and Pete haven’t had a wine tasting experience yet. Castello di Amorosa was suggested by two gentlemen we visited with at dinner at the Elks. This winery has sweeter wines for tasting, which we were looking for because Mowry’s enjoy that type of wine.