Hmm. Well. I feel like I’m always apologizing for being behind in writing. But I’ve since decided that a blogger never blogs late. Nor does she blog early. A blogger blogs precisely when she means to.
So with that, let’s catch up.
Besides a quick 2-day visit from my sister-in-law in September, I haven’t seen any of Derrick’s family since we got married (FaceTime doesn’t count). So last month they came out to visit us. We were excited about their visit and Derrick wanted to make sure they got a taste of the variety the Bay has to offer. Here’s a little rundown of all the places we traveled with some pictures. Day 1: San Francisco; including Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghiardelli Square, and Coit Tower (my SIL’s FitBit said we walked maybe 8ish miles I think?), ended the day at AT&T Park for a Rockies/Giants game (which may or may not have involved a lot of really drunk people behind us, a beer spilled down Derrick’s back, a wee bit of an altercation between our group and theirs, the medics taking one of the guys behind us out of the park with a barf bag around his neck, the cops hanging out in our section to monitor the group of people behind us, a lot of people eventually getting kicked out all before the 7th inning…..)
Day 2: Up to the Golden Gate Bridge for some great views (and an engagement!!! My SIL’s boyfriend proposed up at one of the observation areas across the bay from the cit). Then on to Napa Valley for some wine tasting. We mostly spent our time at Castello Di Amorosa, which is where we went with my parents in the fall, but we didn’t do a guided tour which means we had more time to wander around the castle and up along the walls. After the castle, we stopped at Freemark Abbey on a whim where my SIL and I did a small little tasting. I bought a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc there that was so so yummy! It is near colorless and has a crisp, clean taste that is oh so delicious. After that, it was back down to the bay area.
Day 3: Down to Monterrey. It was chilly and gray but we still enjoyed the nice views from Lover’s Point. Spent some time there then again back up to the bay area. We took everyone to Santanna Row in Santa Clara to check out the Tesla showroom and for dinner at the Yardhouse.
It was a busy weekend but we were able to show our family so much and they had a really good time (and so did we!).