So after typing up a nice, long post last night about our upcoming 1-year anniversary trip to Napa, and closing out of Blogger thinking I had saved said post (but really hadn’t), I am now retyping my Napa post…only this is the short/sweet and copying/pasting of itinerary version. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing and blogging, but I don’t love when my posts disappear and need to be rewritten at square one. Seriously, am I the only nitwit out there that has actually closed out of a program without fully saving my work? Hopefully one or two fellow bloggers out there will understand and will (hopefully) give me a pass on this very simplified post….
So, on to the good stuff. We are planning a weeklong trip to Napa next month!!! We have been planning this trip for over a year (we debated between Napa and Tuscany – both places on our bucket list), but in the end we chose Napa. We also tried to match up our trip with some close friends that are also headed out that way in April, but unfortunately we will miss each other by one week.
How are we financing this trip? Read on…
When we first moved into our new home last summer, Mr. C. had to spend the first 8 months traveling for work. He would spend five days in a hotel then come home on the weekends….and repeat the process over again. It was really hard on both of us…but the small silver lining was that we were racking up beau coup airline and hotel points. When we’d talk on the phone late at night, we would often talk about all of the places we could one day visit with all of these points we were earning. Since Mr. C and I both love wine (red to be specific, Malbec to be even more specific), we knew Napa would be a great place for us to celebrate and enjoy some much earned and deserved R&R together. So while there were
some many lonely nights along the way to earn this trip, our airfare will be free, along with our weeklong stay at a 5-star hotel suite in Napa. We will have other costs, of course, including a weekly car rental, restaurants, the bike tour, winery tours/tasting and any purchases we make…but we’ll take free air/hotel any day and happily shell out our $$$ for some vino and memories in Wine Country.
I am seriously jumping out of my skin with excitement for this trip. I don’t have any pretty pictures for this post, but I do have links to the wineries we will be visiting (see itinerary below), and the pictures on those sites are breathtaking and worth a visit to the websites.