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Today we visited some VERY special vineyards. We had a tour and tasting (private) at the Harlan Estate and enjoyed Harlan and Bond wines. We saw Chateau Boswell and Realm Cellars on our way up to Sonoma.
We checked in at the Hotel Healdsburg. That evening we had dinner with Pax Mahle of Wind Gap wines with several winemakers. Big egos.
... and our final destination. We stopped in at a tasting house on the edge of the road as bush liked the signage. We were greeted warmly and found out that the man who would help us was on his first day. Lucky him getting us. We liked his pouring as got ample portions. Very nice wine and the classic grape types appeared to be Pinot noir, cab sav, petite Syrah and Zinfandel. I as always loved the most expensive one ...
... the best crab and can only be found in the northern Pacific, (Seattle/San Francisco). The butcher half cracked the whole crab for us to make it easier for us to tear into and we ate that with a fresh loaf of sour dough bread. Monica had her Soda Rock merlot and I had my Sierra Nevada IPA and we were in paradise once more.
San Francisco tomorrow and only two days before the Philippines. Time to shake these head colds. And that's no whining.
... of Napa...next time. :)
Once we returned back to our hotel, we freshened up and headed out see Alien at the Castro Theater. I am so happy I did my research and found this place prior to our trip because it was a pretty neat movie experience! After the movie, we grabbed a giant delicious toffee cookie from Hot Cookie.
... a Redwood forest, it was magnificent. It's really hard to describe the beauty and spiritual joys of walking through these giant trees. The air was so fresh (and cold) and we found a lovely peaceful feeling here. If you'd like to see a little more about this beautiful forest here's their website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=450
All too soon we returned to our bus to carry on to a lookout on ...