Saturday, November 07, 2009

A Good Day

Today was absolutely gorgeous here in wine country. It was chilly and sunny and very fall-like. No, Napa doesn't have foliage the way New England does, but the vineyards do indeed change colors. Which is pretty spectacular, if not particularly Pilgrim-like.

Ish and I took a leisurely drive with Eve to Sebastopol to pick up some wine that Ish had ordered several months ago from a small, fantastic winery called Radio-Coteau. They weren't having a harvest party or anything, we just basically drove up to a warehouse and tasted some wines in a room that felt like a garage. It was totally unglamorous but that's how things are around here mostly. You don't generally wear your finery to visit a vineyard, you wear a fleece jacket and shoes you don't mind muddying.

On our way home, we decided to stop at a couple wineries near our home that we'd never been to before, just because we could. In fact, since moving here 8 months ago, we'd never spent a Saturday wine tasting and I'd say it was well overdue.

Cuvaison has a new tasting room and it's all open-air and windowed and Earth-friendly and provides quite a lovely glimpse of Napa.



Eve was mostly oblivious, sure, but she seemed to have a fine afternoon regardless. She's gotten very good at blowing spit-bubbles and sticking her tongue out and drooling like a fiend, and just today she's been testing out new sounds she can make which I can't really replicated in type but that sound hilarious. And totally inappropriate at a winery, but what can you do?

I have a feeling the weekends are going to be crazy from now through the end of the holidays, so I'm glad the three of us got to spend a quiet day driving around and enjoying our view.

OOH! AND!? I finally figured out that my phone's camera quality isn't COMPLETE crap, it's that when I use blogger to upload them, BLOGGER messes with the image quality. So I'm back to using Photobucket to host my images, and now they don't suck quite as much!









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8 comments:

  1. I love that hair!
    By the way, I also love that there is such a thing as NaBloPoMo. Not only because every time I load Google Reader, there's a new post from you, but because I was looking for something to get me writing and now I don't have to do NaNoWriMo!

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  2. Cuvaison is one of my all-time favorite wines. Partly because it's fabulous, but also partly because it was my first wine-tasting EVER. They had a crappy tasting area then, and the French woman behind the counter was tres snobby, but I'll remember that visit (and Dutch Henry!) for a long time. Lucky you to live there!

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  3. LOVE the pic stickin her tongue out at daddy. and that hair. too hilarious.

    far as i'm concerned, she's the cutest baby on my blogroll.

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  4. The hair. It seriously kills me.

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  5. ZOMGZZZZsqueee!! Eve just gets cuter and cuter. She looks like she's got a pretty fun personality.

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  6. Best baby hair ever. I really love that last pic too...lol

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  7. I totally read this: In fact, since moving here 8 months ago, we'd never spent a Saturday wine tasting and I'd say it was well overdue.

    As this: In fact, since moving here 8 months ago, we've spent every Saturday wine tasting and I'd say it was well deserved.

    I blew right past it then was like wait, that can't be right! Glad you got to take a break, and so jealous. We took our 6 mo. old to happy hour last week at a place called Bonedaddy's (like Hooters, but with BBQ), also totally inappropriate, but also a wonderful time.

    I know you hear it over and over, but Eve's hair is fantastic!!!

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  8. Somebody is begging for a taste in that last pic. It is laugh out loud funny.

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