After getting the idea from this year’s Valentine’s episode of the Big Bang Theory, Better Half treated me to dinner on the Wine Train for my birthday this year.  It was an amazing experience!  We planned ahead and were lucky enough to score a Vista Dome reservation. Boarding began around 5:30 pm for a 6:00 […]

No other place in the world has wine cork crafts and wine-themed gifts like Napa! If you’re interested in one of these lovelies, be sure to check out Daniel’s Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/wineomagnets On Today’s Date in the Past: Cool Flying Bug Wordless Wednesday:  Learning a New Skill

In old, downtown Napa, not too far from the Wine Train depot is the Napa Firefighters Museum.  We enjoyed looking at fire fighting equipment dating back to the 1800s as well as panoramic views of the impact of the 1904 San Francisco earthquake. Here are three of my favorite photos from the museum.  What do […]

Our purpose for visiting Napa was to ride the Wine Train, but we arrived early enough to grab a late lunch at the V. Sattui Winery.  As we drove into the parking lot, the man directing us toward an open spot said, “Welcome to Disneyland for adults!” which was an interesting, and somewhat accurate perspective:  a lot to […]

This lovely old, Italian wine press, dating back to the 1700s, was covered with vines on the grounds of the V. Sattui Winery in Napa.  It’s amazing to see the differences between wine production before the Revolutionary War and now in the 21st Century. On Today’s Date in the Past: Fresh as a Daisy Egg Hunt:  That’s […]

No trip to California, even one for business, is complete without wine.  Fortunately this trip also included a trip to a winery with work and a personal trip to Napa over the following weekend. Here are three of my favorite wine barrel shots.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Wine Barrel […]