Friday, November 9, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

As many of you know, G-Dub and I just celebrated our thirtieth birthdays (he is only 9 days older than me). For his big day, I schemed with out of town friends to surprise him with a fun birthday weekend. This week, for me, Gary put together a wonderful day trip to Napa for a birthday ride on the wine train!

Since we arrived in Concord about 9 months ago, we haven't really gotten around to doing much exploring (I guess traveling through 23 countries last year got it out of our system!). I knew Napa wasn't too far, but it hadn't really sunk in that we're only a 45 minute drive away from the beautiful rolling hills of Napa Valley. Now that we've been, I hope to return much more often!

Anyways, our afternoon on the train was wonderful. We enjoyed a delicious meal in the elegant dining car... sampled fantastic varieties of red wine... made new friends... relaxed in the lounge and watched the countryside go by as we ate fresh creme brulee. We had a fabulous day, the most fun we've had just the two of us in a while!

Without further ado, here are a few more pictures from our afternoon on the wine train:

Thank you, Gary!


caljoy said...

Yeah Gary.....we love Napa and last year for my birthday we stayed 2 nights in wine country and fall is beautiful there. You both look so nice in the pics and Kat i like your hair up.
You also had good weather, one more day and UGH.....
Happy Birthday to both of you

Laura said...

What fun birthdays!!! Now that you've scoped out the Napa... we'll have to come visit again :)