I’ve been getting some nagging that I have neglected the site again for a bit, which is a good thing because it means people are reading it again. Truth be told, it’s pretty busy when you live in one state and work almost 3000 miles away and do about 20 hours of travelling a week. It can be fun too, I must say.
This past weekend we had our first visitors, Beth and Jay, all the way from El Paso, Illinois. They cruised out mid-week and did a day or two of sight-seeing around the city and hung with Jen in the evenings. When I got back, we all took a trip to Muir Woods for a day amongst the Redwoods. It was one of the most amazing places I’ve ever seen. Pictures are here.
That evening, we all went into the city to some crazy Swiss Fondue place and then walked around the Russian Hill neighborhood. That was definitely an area that I could get used to. Some really cool bars and restaurants around there.
The next day, we all hopped into the car and did a mini-wine-country tour. First we hit a few places in the Russian River Valley and then swung up into the town of Healdsburg and walked around. After that we headed back down through Napa, stopping at the Markham winery, which I’ve always wanted to hit, and although I will always love their wines, I have to say that their winery was a bit average. More pics here.
We finished up that evening with dinner at the Buckeye Roadhouse in Mill Valley, which just plain Rocked. This restaurant is always packed, and now we know why. The food and atmosphere is just great.
Sunday was just gorgeous (mid 70’s – sunny shorts and t-shirt weather), and Jen and I spent it hitting farmers markets, cleaning the crib and making dinner. All in all…good times.
It was back to work today on the red-eye, and I was hurting from lack of sleep. A run after work set me straight though. I have to get back into doing that regularly again. Anywho…just three more weeks in Cleveland, and then something new. I’m looking forward to some variety.