Vacation, Sweet Vacation

Sometimes you just need to get away and we were definitely at that point. After a week away, it’s both easier and harder to pick up the old routines.

We had a wonderful couple of days in San Francisco reconnecting with one of my husband’s friends followed by several days of wine tasting in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County. We had no intentions of purchasing anything, assuming there was no good way to get it home. Oh, were we ever mistaken. Of course they have figured out how to get it back to the East Coast, or anywhere in between. So we flew back with an extra piece of luggage – a shipper’s box filled with 12 bottles of amazing wine and websites with ordering information to get more shipped direct from the wineries in the future.


The trip proved revitalizing with plenty of wonderful scenery and amazing food. We used The Lonely Planet guidebook to find restaurants and, yet again, they did not steer us wrong. From this amazing pizza at Oenotri in downtown Napa to fabulous Mexican food at Juanita, Juanita in Sonoma, we ate well! In fact, it will be quite a while before I order pizza again anywhere because I know I will be disappointed. There is no way it will live up to the wood-fired deliciousness of this one.

Of course, taking a vacation had implications for all of my little seedlings and the garden. The results were mixed and are a subject for another post. Meanwhile, I’ll try to get back into my routines of reading, writing and quilting. Clearly eating has not suffered and I’ve had no trouble getting back into the routine of cooking good food with our amazing local ingredients. What does that say about my priorities?


About booksnquilts

I'm the Children's Services Coordinator for the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in Central Virginia.
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