Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Our First Out of State Shoot!

It is 9:35 a.m. Pacific time, and I am currently in Napa, California!

I am working on landscapes while I am on the West Coast.  Because I need to be in Nevada on Friday for my son's high school graduation, I decided to take a few extra days and come to Napa to explore and shoot.

What follows is a journal of my trip, and will be added to as I am able.

I boarded my first flight on Memorial Day (yesterday) at 6:10 Eastern time, and two flights and six air-hours later I arrived in Sacramento before lunch time.  Now, my stomach was still 3 hours ahead, so I'm thinking, "When's supper?"

I arrived in Napa shortly after 1:30, snacked on wine, cheese, crackers, and salami (bye-bye, diet!).  After the warm reception I received here, we went out to dinner at Ristorante Allegria where I had some of the most OUTSTANDING food I've eaten in a long time.  I dined on ravioli that was served with rich creamy sauce with shrimp and baby scallops.  I couldn't finish the entire thing, so you must know I ate the leftovers for breakfast this morning. The presentation was wonderful, the service was outstanding, and their iced tea was like nothing I had tasted before.  It was passionfruit, I believe our server said.

Once supper was over, we still had an hour or two before we lost sunlight, so I grabbed my camera and explored downtown.  WOW!  I mean, what else could I say?  My only regret is that I do not have the software required to convert the RAW images I shot last night into jpgs that I can post today.

After shooting the downtown commercial area, we moved on to the historic homes of Napa, and to say that they are beautiful is an understatement!  I think I spent another hour running from house to house like a little kid trick-or-treating, only instead of getting candy, I was getting eye-candy. :)

Today's agenda includes wine tasting and exploring the vineyards!

Until Next Time….

Updated 6-14-10 to add photos.

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