Highlights of February 2006
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Our friends Nick and Cynthia, from Chicago, visited. It was a beautiful February day and we flew a long bay tour through Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.
At the end of February, we went to Calistoga Ranch, a new resort at the upper end of the Napa Valley, for a weekend getaway. Ten years ago, when we first moved to Northern California and Care had just taken the California Bar, we spent a weekend at Auburge Du Soliel, Calistoga's sister property just down the road. We had a nice weekend tasting wine, touring Northern Napa Valley, reading, and relaxing.
We started with a stop at Opus winery
At Calistoga Ranch, we had a 1 bedroom unit (1 bedroom, living room, bath, and outdoor living area with spa). It is in interesting resort. It is designed as a timeshare, where people buy their units. The units appeared to be modular. Ours was very nice and secluded with an outdoor fireplace and spa.
The resort featured a lakeside restaurant and a nice hiking trail that took us up above the valley. The resort looks about 1/3 developed. It seems that it will be very dense once it is fully built out. We saw great views of the valley and took a trip up to Angwin Airport - a mountain strip that Jon trained at in his early days as a pilot.
We took a tour of Sterling Vinyards on Saturday afternoon.
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