Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our trip- Part 2

Here are the highlights of the rest of the trip:

Friday: Matt went to work and then came back to the hotel to pick up Addilyn and I. We drove to his friend Otis' house and dropped off the baby and went out to a great little Mexican place. The town his friend lives in is beautiful, so we walked around for a while before going to pick up Addie.

Saturday: We checked out of our hotel in San Jose after a big breakfast and headed up to San Fransisco. We got there a little after noon and walked down pier 39 and fisherman's wharf. We then headed up to my happy place; the Ghirilldeli Factory. We enjoyed some chocolate and people watching then headed back to the car. From there we headed up to the red wood forest, Muir woods. Addilyn fell asleep in the car, so we didn't stop for long and just enjoyed the view. We checked into our hotel in Napa, it was awesome. Completely gorgeous with swans, fountains, beautiful outdoor sitting areas and an open bar.

Sunday: Our day of rest was spent worshiping God over the glory of beautiful country and good wine. We started at V. Suttie, where we have been before. We enjoyed a 6 sample tasting before moving on to Sterling Vineyards. At Sterling, you take a gondola up to the top of a hill that over looks the vineyard. This was our favorite. The tour was informative and you get to sample 5 different wines. On to our last vineyard, that was our least favorite. They had beautiful gardens, but seemed pretentious. They did have a nice display of pumpkins and gourds, which addilyn thoroughly enjoyed. We headed back to the hotel by way of the groceries store to pick up some munchies for dinner.

Monday: Are day started bright and early, after enjoying a cooked to order breakfast. We headed out to my second favorite places- the Jelly Belly factory. They have the coolest tour, but you can't take pictures. We ate a quick lunch and headed to the airport.

Well, that was our trip, we had a blast. It feels so good to be home as a family again.

A funny Elie saying: Matt was showing her the pictures we took. she saw the big things of wine and I explained that the wine was aged in the barrels. Matt told her some of the wine was older than she was. She said" I'm not old, I am regular. See, smell me!"


Honeycutt Family said...

Ahhhhh....I love San Fran!!!! I'm so glad you guys had a good trip and got away for a bit together! I'm jealous of all of the YUMMY food and wine you ate and drank, though! :)
The pictures came out GREAT! Loved 'em!

Kari said...

I loved all your pictures. What a fun vacation!

And Gretch - your hair is so cute. I love it when you cut it short like that. You pull it off like none other!

And...and I need to go back to San Fran and clense myself from my last time there (with the ex...) I need new memories of that city!

Elizabeth said...

Gretchen...you just took my DREAM vacay. I've only been to SF once (for work :() and vowed I wanted to go back for a San fran/Napa whirlwind trip...OH my...I'm SO jealous. But happy for you guys! How amazing! And, your hair is ADORABLE!

amanda said...

We love San Francisco! That's where we got engaged! It looks like you guys had a great vacation :)

McHam Family said...

What a beautiful family! And what a fun trip! Love your new hair!!! So cute! and of course :) love the Palin picture ;)