Thursday, August 23, 2007

on the cheap

Napa Valley wine tour
Originally uploaded by Southworth Sailor
We finally decided to visit the wineries. One was at a sparkling wine maker with views of the valley. For lunch we found one with a deli and picnic grounds. Our final visit featured a veteran politically incorrect tour guide with coached tasting. We learned a lot as we obviously don’t know much about wine. Next it was off to explore Marin county. We were determined not to cross the bridge into SF, since we have been there many times. We explored the picturesque towns of Tiburon and Sausalito. The cool down of the bay from the valley was drastic and we quickly donned sweat shirts. The sunset on the Golden Gate from the Marin headlands was worth braving the wind and chill. We called this our day ‘on the cheap,’ since we ended up getting two free wine tours with tasting, a picnic lunch, supper at In and Out Burgers and lodging at Walmart parking lot.

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