Tag: wine country

This river is Russian, not rushin’

This river is Russian, not rushin’

Visitors to Northern California wine country who enjoy nature and a modest amount of exercise should carve out a few hours to paddle the picturesque and serene Russian River.  For more than a decade we have made it a goal to canoe the river at least once a year; this year we found ourselves a … Continue reading This river is Russian, not rushin’

Vino, Glorious Vino

Vino, Glorious Vino

One of our very first wine tasting experiences in Sonoma County was about 10 years ago at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards.  Located on Highway 121 on the eastern end of the Carneros wine region, Gloria Ferrer sits on a hill with stunning views of vineyards and the surrounding mountains.  The occasion for our first … Continue reading Vino, Glorious Vino

A restaurant gem in Saint Helena

A restaurant gem in Saint Helena

Napa Valley has more than its fair share of restaurants that are suitable for a special occasion.  Our cousin Patricia recently turned 18 and we wanted to pick a unique place to commemorate this milestone birthday, especially since she was 7,000 miles away from home.  Ultimately we decided that Market in Saint Helena would be … Continue reading A restaurant gem in Saint Helena

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

For twenty-seven years we lived in Los Angeles.  I'm not sure what that says about us.  We're gluttons for punishment? Sturdy folk?  Addicted to 72-and-sunny temperatures 365 days a year?  For all that we enjoyed about Southern California (and it really was mostly the weather), we made an annual pilgrimage each summer to Northern California … Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight