Scarlet and I spent our entire last-summer-before-kindergarten on the road. It was AMAZING! Carleton was able to join us on a road trip up to Napa, where we met up with Meemah and Papa, who then absconded with Scarlet for some quality grandparent time, while Carleton and I enjoyed a romantic weekend in wine country.
One Night in Napa 1 of 8
I'll tell you all about it...
Arriving in Napa 2 of 8
We stayed at the lovely River Terrace Inn, with this stunning view of the river right from our balcony, and little benches set up all alongside where we relaxed in the shade with our wine.
Venturing Out 3 of 8
We headed to Oxbow market, which features the best of local foods and shops. This sign speaks truth, amirite?
The Next Day 4 of 8
For breakfast we decided to take it easy and dine at the hotel's restaurant, Cuvee. It was ridiculously amazing! Who says gluten free can't be delicious? Look at those pancakes!
Getting Prepped 5 of 8
We set out to tour some wineries but made a quick stop at Dean and Deluca first.
Wine Tasting in a Cave 6 of 8
Because it was insanely hot (113 degrees! totally out of character for Napa!) we decided to eschew an outdoor winery tour and managed to snag a last-minute cancellation at Schramsberg Vineyards where they make SPARKLING WINE and store it IN CAVES.
Sparkling Wine 7 of 8
Then we wandered the refreshingly cold caves lined with row upon row of aging sparkling wine.
A Great Trip! 8 of 8
Then we sobered up, and headed out for some QT with my in-laws, refreshed and happy.
Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.