May 23, 2011


Took a really great trip to Napa with the hubby this weekend(no little people allowed).
We left early Saturday morning and dropped both kiddo's off at my father-in-laws house for the night. We basically peeled out of the driveway. It was the first time we've had a night alone with out both kids since Elle was born almost 1 1/2 years ago...way overdue! Note to self - make more time for hubby and I. On our way up we accidentally took the bay bridge 80 WEST instead of 80 EAST so we took a slight detour onto Treasure Island..oops. Actually is was a refreshing stop since it was such a beautiful day (and my husband had to "pee").

We arrived in Napa rather quickly and made our first stop at GOTTS for lunch. I put a Facebook post up and got all kinds of great suggestions for FB for that reason. I had a nice big juicy bacon cheese burger with these sinful garlic/parsley fries. went out the window this weekend! Anyways it was de-lish and a must stop when you are up there.
We didn't even check into the hotel and headed up to the Artesa Winery for a little tour and flight. Wine was so so..but the winery itself was beautiful and such amazing views. After our stop at Artesa we dashed up to the Hess Winery which was also a so beautiful and the wine was quite tasty here so we bought a couple bottles.

That night we decided to go to the Rutherford Grill for a late dinner! Another great restaurant. They have the most insane Corn bread(best I've ever had) and this homemade Oreo cookie dessert..yum! I was in a serious food coma after those two meals.

Sunday morning we headed to Boon Fly Cafe for breakfast and once again yummy! It was a perfect location on the Carneros HWY since we decided to take the scenic route home through Somoma county, over the golden gate and then down HWY 1.

I highly recommend all the above restaurants!
Here are some pics from the trip:

Our detour...looking out from Treasure island onto the Bay bridge!
View from Artessa....ahhh.

Hubs in front of Artesa!
Wine at Artessa!
More wine....
and just kept on going!

Plan a fun!

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