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... there are giant Redwoods and Oak trees that were petrified. These trees were up to 3 million years old. The forest looked very similar to the one near Elisa's parents place in Sant Quirze. This was today's geology lesson for Elena and Ariana.
Tomorrow we will have a tasting of Steve's wine, which we are really looking forward to.
After leaving Stanford, we headed north for a brief visit to wine country in Napa, and did a tour of the Robert Mondavi Winery.
1. It is possible to make white wine from red grapes as long as you remove the red skins.
2. Making wine is serious business in this part of the world.
3. In California, Starbucks are nearly as numerous as Subway sandwich shops. Fro Yo shops are a rarity.
... touching to see. Of course, I got a bottle of local wine from the grocery store (even the grocery store had wine tastings!) It was an evening of Real Talk & bugs. Kayla made me laugh all night, with her rendition of the bad parenting we witnessed in the store and her plans for being rich someday.
We wanted to see more of Napa on Wednesday, so we drove around Downtown again & got breakfast. From there, Siri wanted ...
We had a sleep in this morning and decided to stop at Berkeley for breakfast on our way north. We found Pane Italia Qualite, an Italian bakery, and had ourselves a tasty brekkie. From here it was on to Napa. A very scenic couple of hours ride up there. Very much summer scenery, as all grass was golden even though all trees, bushes or grape vines were strong greens. The colours all looked very striking against the blue sky. We reached Napa around 1pm ...
... really enjoyed the motorized ferry transport from the North Bay to San Francisco. When we landed at the Ferry Building, we indulged in "sustainable" burgers that we got on the house since I mentioned it was Matt's birthday. Then on the ride home, we ran into Francis and had a spontaneous Surly roundevous at Crissy Field. Overall, we felt that these first four days of travel by bicycle were quite successful and a huge confidence builder for ...