I asked for reader’s questions to use as writing prompts, since I was going to be spending a lot of time on planes, and Marg from Marg’s animals asked “Where are you going and why?”
Nothing is better than combining some work with some play, and that is exactly what my husband, Marc, and I did… well, that is exactly what Marc did – as I mostly played…
We started our trip heading to Salt Lake City, Utah where Marc had a conference to attend. I joined him at the conference the first day as well as at the cocktail party and reception that was held in a museum (The Leonardo). The museum was closed with the exception of our party. It was amazing to be able to wander around an empty museum, glass of wine in hand, checking out all the exhibits.
The second day, Marc and I left our friend’s house and headed back to the conference. My plan was to spend the day there catching up on some work, but my plans fortunately changed. Marc and I have a lot of close friends in UT, and I was able to visit them all! I had coffee with one, lunch with another, and spent the afternoon with a third.
The following day, Marc and I headed to Napa, CA. Our friend’s that we were staying with joined us one day later.
It was Marc’s first trip to Napa and my second. However, the first time I was in the valley it was for work and all I got to see were boardrooms and warehouses. This time I got to appreciate the town (and of course the wine)!
We stayed in a very quant bed and breakfast, which was in walking distance to lots of interesting stores, delicious restaurants, and wonderful wine tasting rooms. We spend two days wandering around downtown Napa. Then on the third day our foursome took a winery tour. We visited four wineries and had an amazing day… We drank so much wine during the day we had to have martinis with dinner!
On our last day, we wandered around Yountville, also doing a little wine tasting, and then headed to San Francisco. My friend and I hit the stores while the boys took a short walk and a long nap. The shopping trip was successful for both of us.
When it was time for dinner, our friends surprised us with reservations which they made over a month ago. They took us to this phenomenal restaurant, Gary Danko, which features a tasting menu. You choose how many courses you want (anywhere between three and five) and you can sample the corresponding number of items on the menu (regardless of traditional courses). All four of us selected different items, so let’s just say there was a lot of sampling (and laughter) going on. Hopefully the skirt I bought earlier in the day will still fit me!
Early the next morning Marc and I flew home to New York. We had an amazing time, in two amazing locations with great friends. We had an amazing time and were really both able to relax…. which was exactly what we both needed…
So now it is my turn to ask, where was the last place you visited?
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