Weekend In Napa (And No Internet!)

by MomGrind

We loved our weekend in Napa Valley, California.

The vineyards were gorgeous.

napa vineyard

Duckhorn Vineyards
Duckhorn Vineyards

sunflowers napa

Wine tastings at the wineries were fun.

Domaine Chandon fermentation tanks

With clean air, beautiful bike trails, posh hotels, great restaurants featuring highly creative chefs, and streets with names like Zinfandel Lane and Vintage Avenue, you can’t go wrong in Napa. It’s one of our favorite places for fun and relaxation.

Brunch at Auberge du Soleil

seared ahi tuna
Brunch at Auberge du Soleil

marshmallow pie
Campfire pie, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

At first I thought that the recession is not really felt in Napa. Hotels are fully booked, and restaurants are crowded.

Bouchon Restaurant
Bouchon Restaurant

But the hotel’s staff said they used to have many more guests from the East Coast, and now almost everyone is local. They think people are trying to avoid flights and long drives, and take local vacations (or staycations) as much as possible. It makes sense: one of the reasons we chose Napa was its proximity to where we live.

Most importantly: I spent our entire weekend in Napa, three full days, with no internet access. It was pure heaven. I didn’t miss you guys at all. 🙂 One of my goals is to spend a full day each week without using my computer. But unless we’re on vacation, I’m rarely able to do that. Usually, the most I can go is a few hours. But it’s an important goal of mine, and I WILL make it happen.

Do you unplug regularly?

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