Calistoga Safari

We visited Safari West in Calistoga (about 45 minutes north of Napa) this week-end with a group of Napa families and had a blast in 45 degree F weather doing a quick ‘Safari’.  Beautiful birds, monkeys, deer, giraffes, rhinos and a…

  • December 17, 2012

10-year Anniversary – Wine Tour

Maureen and I celebrated our 10-year anniversary with a limo wine tour in Napa with our friends Laura, Gimmi, Decker and Natalie.  We had a blast, visiting Black Coyote, Jessup, and Elizabeth Spencer.  We had an excellent pizza lunch at…

  • November 18, 2012

Violin Recital

The boys had their violin recital today, and did a fabulous job. Unfortunately, Daniel’s violin was completely out of tune for the first piece, but Beth Vye (his teacher) fixed it for his second piece. You can watch their whole…

  • November 11, 2012

Dirt to Dine – Daniel meets Chef Chiarello

Daniel had a one-week Dirt to Dine camp at Connolly Ranch where they learned where our food comes from, and how to prepare food all the way from harvesting to the plate. They learned about different food types and flavors.…

  • August 3, 2012

Evening at the Adderley’s

While Maureen was in Southern California for Eric’s 40th birthday party, us boys had an evening at the Adderley’s. I think this picture captures the evening well. The adults had a double-meat barbecue (lamb chops and tri-tip… yumm). Got back…

  • July 29, 2012

Wine Tasting with Charles and Kim

Charles and Kim came to the Bay Area for their vacation and joined me at St. Clement for a picnic and a wine tasting.  They came with their friends James and Caroline from Danville.  Tough to beat Sunshine Market sandwiches,…

  • July 14, 2012

July 5 ride with Rodin

Had a great ride with Rodin around Napa.  Went up Dry Creek Road, crossed over to the Napa Valley floor over Oakville Grade, then headed up the valley to Rutherford and crossed over to the Silverado Trail and up to…

  • July 5, 2012

John Anthony’s Birthday Party

Maureen and I went to John’s birthday party tonight and it was great.  Good wine, good music, and a great group of people.  Watching the sunset over Napa Valley made me realize again how lucky we are to live here.

  • July 3, 2012

Repainted the house!

So we had the exterior of the house painted. This picture shows the before (top) and after (bottom) pictures.  We decided to move to a more grey color scheme to bring out the color of the river rocks along the…

  • July 1, 2012

Dinner in the Schug Caves

We had a fantastic evening at Schug Winery. Ten of us went in on a Silent Auction lot (for Daniel’s School) and won a dinner in the Schug Caves, prepared by Kristine Schug, served by the headmaster, Frank Silva. It…

  • May 19, 2012