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Monday, June 30, 2008

Girls Weekend!

Hello all! I can't believe it has been a week since I have posted, the last week just flew by! I was super duper busy at work last week, with a huge deadline job that was sprung on me Wednesday morning and needed to be done by Friday. I rocked it out though and got it done.

I had an awesome girls weekend with two of my sisters and my stepmom. We went to Napa Valley! So beautiful, one of my favorite places to hang and relax and if anyone comes to visit California - a must see!

My stepmom, Julie, won tickets at an auction several months ago to see Love, Janis - four tickets, so she invited her 3 daughters. It was really great because my sister Amy and I are pretty close but Maggie is 18 years younger than me so we haven't gotten many chances to bond and it was nice to spend time with her without all of the kids, husbands, and rest of the family around.

So we didn't go to Napa until Saturday afternoon, and I was able to get my long run in before we left. My stepmom is a little dingy, and she forgot she was suppose to pick me up on the way to get Amy...and she forgot her purse...she had me a little worried about her. She is doing a raw foods cleanse right now, and I just think it isn't working too well for her brain function. But anyway... the show was Saturday night and it was pretty good - a lot like being at a Janis Joplin concert, but without the smell of pot. The girl singing sounded EXACTLY like Janis, so that was pretty cool.

Julie, Amy and Me >















Me and Maggs



Sunday was the best, we didn't really have anything planned so we threw around some ideas...spa treatments, wine tasting, tattoos, and we settled on walking around and shopping the quaint little town of Calistoga and maybe hitting a winery or two. Calistoga is one my favorite towns, it is just really cute and has lots of cutesy, artsy-fartsy shops, good restaurants, lots of spa places...basically a great tourist stop.

The first store we hit was the "Wine Stop" that is located in The Train Depot - where we did a wine tasting (at about 10:30am) and bought a case of wine. We had a very pleasant, funny server named Tom, who actually owns the shop. We even met the guy who buys all of Michael Jordan's wine for all of his restaurants and personal collection (at least that is what he told us) - he was a pretentious ass, but entertaining.

So we walked, and shopped, and ate lunch in Calistoga which was tres fun.

We finished off the weekend with a wine tasting at Cakebread Cellars. My stepmom is actually a granddaughter of a Cakebread, so we thought that was the best winery to stop at...we didn't know we needed a reservation! but luckily we were able to get in.and the wine was fab, so we bought a second case to split...

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Fatinah said...

that sounds like an awesome time!

Your step mom (? the gal in blue) looks like Meryl Streep!

Marcy said...

Ahhhhhh sounds like a fantastic time!! YOu look fabulous chica!

What? Not new tats to show off? :P

Lesley said...

That sounds wonderful! I went to Napa years and years but I was only 14 and it was with my parents. Luckily I looked at lot older and had liberal parents so got to taste a bit of the wine! I'll be back one day I'm sure.

Well done on the run and great pics.

Lesley x

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh man, I love Napa. That looks like a blast. Cakebread is cool, we went there after we got engaged and they gave us four glasses to celebrate. Still remember the wonderful woman with the british accent that served us.

Your hair is so much longer than your little photo. That freaked me out. Very cute though. You probably don't sound like I imagine either. (cuz it's all about me, you know) HA.

Thanks for sharing the great weekend and pics. Totally makes me want to get back out there.

CaRoLyN said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Looks like tons of fun and you look great in the pics!!!

Mrs Furious said...

Wait! You don't have blonde hair?!?!!!!

Nikemom said...

I want to come! What a great weekend. Your quite lucky. :)