"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A day in Napa Valley

It was still overcast this morning with occasional sprinkles.  Before we had even gotten out of the rv park, we were advised to have breakfast at the Black Bear Diner.  The parking lot was full and the orders were amazing.  Wanda had French Toast with Ham, and I had Corned Beef Hash with eggs.  As you can see, we were set for the day.

From there we started driving North through the valley.  We had no definite destination in mind and stopped at the first winery we came to that had more than a few cars in the parking lot.  Might not be the best way to choose, but it worked for us.  It happened to be the Mumm sparkling wine, or California champagne, 
winery.  We received quite an education on the making of California sparkling wine from our excellent guide.

We departed there and made stops at three other wineries.  There are so many that is it hard to know which ones to visit.  Apparently, all are good.  There were beautiful flowers everywhere.  Most all the vineyards had roses planted at the end of each row of vines and they were all in bloom.

And did I mention cheese.  I had no idea there were so many different cheese's in the world. 

  All in all, it was a great day, in spite of the gloomy skies.  On to Sonoma tomorrow, with maybe a sweet detour on the way.

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