The Hospital, The Wine, The Food, and The New
The last few weeks have been filled with the normal and the new. They started with a scare in Lodi when my grandma went to the hospital for a few days, luckily all is much better now. It was a great opportunity to hang out with her for a few days in Lodi though and I even got to read through the pretty impressive hospital room service menu. Her last room (after the ER and ICU) was also super nice, even included a great view of the courtyard in the hospital and she could see her house from the window.
There was also plenty of food, from eating out nightly in Lodi, to a wedding at the Capitol (and reception in downtown Sacramento), then to heading to Leatherby's with a friend for some much needed ice cream (and to use a Groupon). I also met a college in Woodland for drinks and dinner at The Burger Saloon, which was very good, so good that I might have to keep exploring the Woodland culinary scene every so often.
I also had the first dinner outside on my patio, went to Rock Hill Winery in Loomis for an afternoon wine and food pairing that was spectacular, and bought a new laptop after my last one was running low on storage space and the "e" decided to stop working. I also adventured to Napa for an outing with the sales and catering teams. We started with lunch at Brix, their gardens and views are spectacular, before wine tasting at Jessup Cellars in Yountville and finishing our day with sparkling wine at Chandon.
With all of that there has also been plenty of running (between 30 and 40 miles a week) and a new goal to start eating a little bit healthier most days of the week (I'm keeping my options open for the occasional cheat meal).
Pictures for those with iPads.