November 2, 2011

The road to St. Helena



Since I don't have more than a weekend off until Thanksgiving, 
I decided to take us on a little trip down vacation memory lane.

Join me on the journey The Cyclist and I took from Solage/Calistoga to St. Helena...

We took the back road and went by some vineyards....




... across a little bridge...




...and passed some more vineyards...




...while I took 100 photos of grapes, The Cyclist spotted this fig tree....




...and we proceeded to help ourselves to a big bag of figs....




...they were tasty in our salad for the rest of the week!


We were tired of wine and decided to stop at a brewery for lunch instead.
I spotted this pretty flower on the way in...




...and we arrived at Silverado Brewing Co.




...it was in a neat old building...




...with a nice front patio...




...with a vineyard view...




...they were celebrating Oktoberfest...



...and had a special menu.
I should have done a Yelp review, but I did not.  
Now all I can remember is I had some German soup and the food was pretty good.
Not much info for a review there.

After lunch we moseyed on down to the little town of St. Helena...



...I spotted this nifty old truck parked on the road...






...and then some, uh..."art" caught our eye's...














Yeah.

Confused, we wandered into this olive oil shop...


...they had lots of tasty stuff.  
Including the arbequina olive oil that was on our caprese salad at Brannan's Grill.

Just down from Olivier was Woodhouse Chocolate...



....oh my....



...the delicious-ness.

Seventeen dollars of chocolate consumed in 5 minutes by The Cyclist and I was totally worth it.

Oh, and don't forget to check out their pretty chandelier...



Until my next vacation.....have a beautiful day!


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4 comments:

  1. That looks like it was a fantastic trip! And the truck is definitely pretty nifty ;)

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