Mother's Day, Wine, Bradley Lodge and Sacramento

It's been another couple weeks full of wine, food ... and something new ... I actually left Napa a few times. We had a fabulous weekend of events for Mother's Day with Veuve Clicquot including a brunch (complete with cookies). I tried out a new restaurant at the River Terrace Inn, Alba, that was really good, hopefully I'll be back with friends in the future, maybe for Taco Tuesday, I was there on Meatloaf Monday. There was also a little bit of wine tasting with a friend that makes his own wine with friends. There was also a meeting at JAM Cellars (think Butter Chardonnay), a drive up to Calistoga to see the Napa Valley's version of Old Faithful, a 1 mile run in record time, and fish tacos.

There were also a couple trips out of the Napa Valley. I headed to the Bradley Lodge where we raked and burned pine needles, but also had some fun. We hiked around Boards Crossing, walked into Big Trees State Park, went to a craft fair ... and had milkshakes at Giant Burger. Beyond the Lodge, I also headed to Sacramento for a dentist appointment, which gave me some time to hang at my parents house and with friends too. We did a wine tasting with my trial kit from Tasting Room (a really cool online wine club), walked around the Golden 1 Center and downtown Sacramento after a trip to IKEA and breakfast at the Iron Grill, and I got in a run along the Sacramento River before church at Bayside and dinner at Red Robin. I may have also had the opportunity to go to a North Face demo sale ... North Face plastic wine glasses and a couple new jackets are now mine.
See all the pictures here.


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