Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cali #2

Mid-way through our trip, we picked up Luke, Courtney, and precious Jolene (3 months old!!). Luke is Jamie's best friend from Texas, and the friend he's known the longest. I didn't get to meet the Bourlon family until our wedding, and since then we've met up twice — both times in California! They are the perfect travel buddies for us — laid back, flexible, and fun.

After picking them up from the airport, we decided we'd spend the day in San Francisco. While headed to Fisherman's Wharf, we drove past the AT&T Park where the Giants play. Turns out, there was a game starting 30 minutes from then, so we bought tickets and went!
Then we drove all around the city, and found Lombard Street (America's crookedest street).

Lastly, I decided we should try our luck and drive by Robin and Chris' (the friends who own Applewood) San Francisco home. Turns out, friends Will and Juan were staying in the SF home, so we got to take a look around. I did get some photos of us from their balcony...such an amazing view!

Absolutely breathtaking, and the rest of the house is just as beautiful. The last time I was out here, they were under construction, so I was grateful to get to see the final product!

Our next few days were pretty laid back. We headed to some local wineries (with sweet Joley in tow!). The smaller, local spots were fun to visit. The wine was great and they had more of a home-y feel.
We even ended up playing Bocce with the owner of one of the vineyards, and his daughter.
We decided for one more trip to the coast, and it was recommended that we visit WildFlour on our way. And it might just have been the best recommendation we got. This place was amazing!

We got the savory
They got the sweet.
Both were equally delicious.

The herb garden on WildFlour's property

Then we ended our last day with one more dip in the hot tub. And a super delicious meal at Underwood Bar & Bistro in Graton (no pictures tho!).
A few quick pictures before leaving...
Joley and her daddy on the swing

J and I on under the pergola

The Bourlon family

We passed this house pretty much every day, and
thought it reminded us of a Pixar movie!
Situated on top of the hill.

One last snap of the Golden Gate Bridge


Rayne said...

Molly, loving your trip pictures! My husband and I are headed for California Saturday! I would love any recommendations/don't miss spots/restaurants/wineries if you don't mind...We are spending 1 night in SF, 2 nights in Napa, and 2 in Sonoma. My email is if you get a chance. Looks like you had an incredible trip.

Team Bourlon said...

I love it! Thanks for posting, Molly. We had SUCH an amazing time with you all!