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After yesterday's wine tasting it was time to take it easy: we visited Old Faithful of California gayser (one of only 3 in the world), petrified forest (volcano has erupted 3 million years ago and turned trees to stone) and Napa Premium Outlet mall (with surprisingly little shopping done!) Once we got back we did a fun walking winery tour to two nearby vineries and sampled some nice wines. Loving the weather, 32 degrees today :) Oh right, we also tried our first menage a trois! Awesome! ...
... case... but they do make a damn good C******nay and Merlot. At the end of our 10am wine tasting here we stopped and had a nice picnic overlooking their mountain vineyards (see pics).
We randomly stopped at a place called Freemark Abbey in between two of our scheduled tastings , met a nice retired elementary school teacher turned wine pourer and were promptly given large tastings of every kind of wine they have in the whole bar (like 7-8 different kinds!?). ...
When we were at Russian River, we didn't really get to experience a winery. Instead of going to San Francisco, I suggested we drive to Napa Valley.
We stopped at Vallejo for breakfast at Good Day Cafe, and then headed to the wineries. Stephen had never been to Napa, so I suggested the most famous one: Robert Mondavi.
The last time I was at Mondavi, the tour ...
... with them that a very small minority are thick but not all. They then went on to say that without a degree of some sort, you are only good to work in McDonalds. I really wanted to go over and punch this guy in the face but I just sat there smiling and listening to the conversation. Why is it that some people think that if you haven't been to college and university, you are stupid will not get anywhere in life. Look at me. Yeah, I finished school ...
Thanks for everyone who came to see us off! It was really good to see friends and family at one last party before we leave!
T-minus 3 days before we leave. Lots of last minute packing and things to take care of in the next few days!
Stay tuned for updates right ...
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