Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Napa Recap

Now that I've been back for 2 weeks, you're finally getting a recap of our trip to Napa/Sonoma.

Northern California, especially Napa and Sonoma, is where my soul feels most at home. The first time I visited, within 10 minutes of my arrival, something in me came alive. It was unlike anything I've ever experienced. I felt more connected with God, the earth, and myself than I have ever before.

I just love the laid back lifestyle. It's almost like God smiles just a little bit more at Northern CA than he does anywhere else. I can't get enough of the fresh food and the farmland. "Don't you live in Tennessee, the land of rolling hills?" you might ask. California is different. It just is. I grew up in rural southern middle Tennessee. I could not wait to get out of that hell hole. I swear it sucks the life right out of people. Even though there are tons of "farmers" and farmland where I grew up, the farmer lifestyle in California is very different from what I am accustomed. It's more educated farmer than redneck farmer, and I can totally be down with that.

On our recent trip, we had an amazing time. It was extremely difficult to come back. I'm convinced that one of these days we'll just stay. Here are a few snapshots of our amazing visit. We're already making plans to go back next May. What can I say? We're hooked.

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Day drinking 

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Flowers in full bloom, but we missed the tulips

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Beautiful details everywhere you look

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Don't you just die for that view?

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How gorgeous is that wine?

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It's a baby grape!

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Dinner with a view

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Love how environmentally friendly everyone is

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Again, the view kills me

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If you have to leave, this isn't a bad way to go



  1. Ugh, I still have never been but I feel like it's my kind of place too. Glad y'all had such a great time :)

  2. What beautiful pictures and looks like a lovely time. Napa is one of my favorite places in the world! All of my favorite things wrapped up into one beautiful place. :)

  3. Beautiful photos! I love that feeling, finding a place you've never been before and knowing that it's just right, for whatever reason.

    I'm here from Glossy Blonde!

  4. Napa Looks amazing! I've always wanted to go. Great pictures!
    Stopping by from Glossy Blonde

  5. Looked like a wonderful trip for sure and also stopping by from Glossy Blonde. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, too!! :)

  6. Oh my gosh, it looks so beautiful! It looks like it was a great trip!! :) The Glossy Blonde sent me!! :)

  7. oh this makes me miss my hometown of Sonoma!