So here the thing.
Everyday as we drove about in San Francisco or around it, we have been hit with traffic jams of such magnitude that we cannot imagine doing this each and every work day. So, today we are determined to get out of town and into the bay area for some “peace and solitude” if there was ever such a thing!
Napa from our perspective is such a contrast from the city, though somewhat pricier in quite many aspects. Our wine tasting drive took us to four vineyards, some of which offers great views from their wine house.
In the summer, when the skies are clear it is a very enjoyable drive from vineyeard to vineyard. Add in the beautiful wines that we drank (moderately since we drive) + the meals we had, it certainly warrants that we should have stayed out here for a couple of days…if only again we had the time.
On the other hand, it was great to get close to and to experience the power of mother nature. At the Old Faithful geyser (one of 3 in the world), the regular eruption of thermal jets into the sky reminds us that it is all very fragile here in California.
The radio constantly reminded of the need for earthquake insurance (it’s a sales bid right?) in this seismically active part of the world.
So here we at the end of this segment of our “bleisure” journey. We have driven towards the Big Sur and did not quite make it, stopping only at Monterey bay. Perhaps you can see it all in our journalog next month.
Flying on to the East coast, we are now in New Jersey. A new chapter of this bleisure episode awaits. Watch out for our harrowing drive through Manhattan!