I Did Not Retire in California…


Although the thought crossed my mind : )

I didn’t forget about you guys either!  We had the most amazing trip to  Northern California, and it’s taken me a week to adjust to being back in the real world (but we’ll get to that). 


The BOY and I began our trip in San Francisco…


Eating Dim Sum in China town…



Biking across the Golden Gait Bridge…


Hugging trees in Muir woods…

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And eating and drinking our hearts out! Then, we headed out to visit the BOY’s aunt in the suburbs where we continued to eat, drink, and enjoy the unbelievably perfect California weather.


Even tacking on a bit of hiking…


Before driving further north to wine country.  It has been a dream of mine to visit Napa and Sonoma for years.

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Our first stop was Castello Di Amorosa and the trip only got better from there.  Between the wine tastings, picnics, and homemade antipasto plates, Napa did not disappoint.


We toured fancy wineries, tasting delicious wines, and discovered some hidden gems.



But, it was the laid back vibe of Sonoma that won our hearts!


We spent a day in the Alexander Valley, sipping red wine and picnicing next to the vineyards.



It was everything I imagined and more!  We bought so many bottles of wine, we’ll have enough for a year!  And we are already talking about our next trip back.


We packed a ton into our 8 day trip, but the highlight…I would have to say…


We got engaged in Muir Woods!!!


And we couldn’t be happier!!!

Let the wedding planning begin (oh wait…it already has)…hence my lack of blogging!


34 thoughts on “I Did Not Retire in California…

  1. Congratulations Honey! (Your DM already spilled the beans) I couldn’t be happier for you.
    I, too love Sonoma- it is beautiful and laid back. We used to spend our summers up in the region as we have some friends who had moved there from So Calif and had a big house.
    DD and I went to So Calif a couple of weeks ago and had perfect weather (it actually rained one day to which DD remarked that she had never seen it rain in Cali in all of our trips ;-)). It made me homesick and made her want to move there!
    Enjoy the wedding planning!

  2. Congratuations on your engagement, so HAPPY for you and I know your Mom is ecstatic Linda


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