Monday, October 13, 2008

Napa Day 2

Up early, Sharon and I had breakfast at the hotel. We had brought our road bikes with us and planned a long bike ride for the morning. From the hotel, we headed across Pope Road to the Silverado Trail. We went south on the Silverado Trail about 7 miles and then went east on the Oakville Cross Road. Once we reached Highway 29, we turned around and retraced our path. Although we hit a little headwind on the way back, the weather was great.

Once we got back to Pope Road, we continued north along the Silverado Trail looking for a winery. Eventually, we ended up at the Duckhorn Winery. We sat on the deck overlooking the vineyard, enjoyed the views and tasted some wine.

Back on our bikes, we headed to the hotel. In total, we covered 26 miles in about 2 hours. This running time included some short stops for water and to enjoy the scenery. Sharon and I have had an opportunity to wander across Italy and France. The scenery in the Napa Valley rivals anything that we have seen in our travels.

Checking out of the hotel about 12:30 p.m., we had a long leisure lunch at Tra Vigne. Starting out of the valley, we stopped at St. Supery Vineyards for one more wine tasting and to buy some wine for the upcoming fall dinner party. We were back in Elk Grove about 4:30 p.m.

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