called Life to do some mindless web surfing, look at pretty photos and post some old ones.
I am still struggling with this fork in the road of my life right now. I'm stressed, anxious, tired, and the last few days, I've just wanted to throw in the towel and start bawling uncontrollably. Maybe I should just go forward full force and not look back. But I keep taking little steps, and then I sit and wait, pulling out my hair.
Tonight, I'm taking the middle ground and just giving my mind a break from it all.
Hence this post. I thought I'd share some lovely moments I had in Napa back in March. I actually did a few day trips, two with friends, one with family. Each time I go, I like to try a new winery or restaurant, so the experience is different every time.
But each time, I seem to pass by the French Laundry.
I think I'm secretly hoping I'll run into Thomas Keller and he'll just invite me in.
They have a beautiful plot of land across the street, where they harvest a plethora of vegetables. If only my garden could look so organized.
The weekend I went with family, we visited several wineries known for their architecture. Some of it was a bit over-the-top, including a castle with a peacock roaming the grounds.
Still gorgeous though.
We visited another estate, Chateau Montelena Winery, in Calistoga. A beautiful site, with a small lake and beautiful courtyard. This would be a lovely place for a romantic picnic for two.
One of the weekends I went with friends, we visited Ram's Gate Winery. Another great spot, with small plates paired with their wines. A great place to grab a snack and enjoy good times with friends.
Napa and the area around it is filled with fantastic sights, not just good wine. My eye always catches sight of a cool building, sign or landscape. But there is always a destination in mind so we just pass it by.
One of these days, I just want to go up there on my own to just take photos. That'd be nice right now...