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.