My girls trip to San Fran turned into a weekend in wine country! Our girl Robin surprised us with a wine tasting excursion in Sonoma. She kept it a secret until we pulled into the driveway of her sister's beautiful vacation home. It reminded us of the Bachelor/ette. And for the rest of the weekend, we joked about being on a "group date", vying for the rose.
Robin hired a driver to take us wine tasting. Our first stop was Paradise Ridge Winery, a stunning property that overlooks the Russian River Valley and the Marijke's Grove sculpture park (can you spot the LOVE?) We drank our bottle of Sauvignon Blanc in the 75 degree sun and toasted to our 18+ years of friendship.
The next winery may have been my favorite. You'll see why in a minute...
Wine cats! Preston of Dry Creek is the sweetest family-run organic farm & winery that adopts shelter kitties and lets them roam around the grounds. This little guy joined us for a picnic lunch as we munched on veggie sammies from the Dry Creek General Store.
They also raise baby lambs!
Our third winery, VML, was a bit of a blur, as final wine-tasting destinations usually are. But I have a bazillion group selfies on my iPhone from this place. The light was extraordinary.
Back at the house, we fully inteded to reenact the final rose creremony, but our Bachelorette crashed early in the Fantasy Suite. Therefore, Kate, Tara and I, instead, ate absurd amounts of cheese.
The next day, we were lucky enough to have front row seats to the Viv and Lucy show. Robin's fraternal twin nieces delighted us with a spectacular (and lyrically interesting) performance of Part of Your World from the Little Mermaid. Aren't they the cutest?
It was such a blissful weekend filled with laughs, memories, and much needed vitamin D!