Continued from Napa Day 1.
This is how she sleeps in her crib, a pack and play provided by the hotel. Baby woke up at 3am on the dot. We stayed up with her about an hour and a half before it’s nap time again. Two hours of napping later, she woke up again. We needed some more sleep, so we dump the baby off with the eager grandparents. Hours later, it’s 10am, and we are finally going to get some wine in our system.
There’s an art gallery in the adjacent building to the tasting room. Wine is such a frou frou thing, there are several wineries here that have art galleries attached to them, not that I don’t like wine or art.
We stocked up on lunch items here at the deli, tasted some wine, and got a bottle to drink with our lunch. Usually this is a great winery to picnic outside on their tables, but due to the rain, they’ve opened up the underground wine cellar today for dining.
This is actually what I looked forward to the most on this trip—wine, food, and family. It helps that PL has been a superb travel baby so far, taking good naps either in her car seat or in her baby carrier.
Look, the Napa Wine Train passes by as we get ready to get back in The Dick. It’s almost mid afternoon, we are tired due to being up on and off since 3am. It’s time to head back to the hotel and rest, for everyone.
On our way back to our hotel we passed by Yountville. We made a slight detour so that I can take a photo of this unassuming building. This unassuming building is The French Laundry, a Michelin 3 star restaurant and for a while named the best restaurant in the world. Thought about making a reservation here for dinner(gotta make that reservation months ahead of time), but couldn’t quite stomach the $600 plus(for two) dinner.
No worries, Thomas Keller, the chef of The French Laundry also runs Bouchon, a cheaper priced restaurant, and also an even cheaper Bouchon Bakery close by The French Laundry. The cheapest option for us today.
Eclair filled with chocolate cream with a gold leaf on one end. Was expecting custard filling though. Perhaps blasphemous to say, but we got multiple pastries and macaroons at Bouchon Bakery and weren’t all that impressed. Maybe that’s what we get for not springing for a reservation at The French Laundry.
Exhausted, took most of the afternoon to nap after our two winery visit earlier today.
Side note: I thought that I would have plenty of time to blog while traveling with the baby, since she sleeps so much. It’s been the opposite so far. I’ve been so sleep deprived that any free time I have, I try to nap. In fact, I am blogging this back in Austin at the moment since I was only able to blog 1 out of the 5 days of traveling while on the go.
Tomorrow, we head back into San Francisco. In retrospect, perhaps we should have stayed an extra day here in Napa so we didn’t feel so rushed and could visit a few more wineries. There’s always next time.
To be continued at SF Day 1 Part 1.