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Napa Weekend: Family & Gardens

May 22, 2013

So apparently you have to plan for this wedding stuff. Ideally we’d love to get married in Napa (and by ‘we’ I mean me, Matt would always prefer a pirate ship).  I wanted to lay eyes on Napasome venue options to make a decision before they are sold out so I hopped on a plane for a quick weekend trip to check a few out (yay flight deals so I didn’t have to drive 7 hours!).

Napa became so important to me after visiting a close friend of mine there many times over the last few years.  I’m continually amazed at how beautiful Napa is in every season and am just head over heels for that little piece of the world with so much PRETTY. I’d drive up from Orange County after work to visit my girlfriend for a weekend when I could. Somehow I managed to forcibly adopt myself into her family by showing up in the middle of the night like a lost cat. From jam sessions in the shed, to coming outside to find my car detailed, to delicious home cooked family dinners filled with laughter…I quickly started looking forward to seeing my Napa family just as much as my friend.

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Sonoma, California

February 7, 2012

I’ve driven through it once or twice and was excited to finally go there this weekend for my friend Deanna’s birthday.  Driving from Napa over to Sonoma is always beautiful.  I love how this part of the world is gorgeous no matter the season or weather.  Since its February the vines are dead which would seem dreary, but most of the vineyards allow mustard to grow wild in the fields blooming bright sunshine yellow all over the hills.

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