June 5, 2013

Wine Country Interludes

As I've mentioned, we're heading back to the big island this summer. On the way though, we're stopping in the San Francisco area for two nights. Rather than staying in the city this time, we're going to return to Santa Rosa for two nights. With reservations set again at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa. We'll be recreating a lot from that previous trips, with visits to Saint Francis (where we are now club members), Dutton-Goldfield, which we may join if they will ship to Jersey, J (another possible wine club to join as our friends are members so we know they ship here), Alexander Valley Vineyards (hoping to get some Cyrus), and Sausal (for their extremely old-vine zinfandels). We're also hoping for return meals at Bear Republic (lunch) and Petit Syrah (dinner).

View from St. Francis Winery
View from St. Francis Winery

I know, it's a lot to do/see but hey, it's a plan - it doesn't mean we have to do everything.

Oh, and some other things on the agenda:

Lastly, we may take advantage of Wine Country Shippers again (used them in Paso Robles), though in the summer heat, I'm not sure that will be best. We'll see.

November 30, 2012

Aloha! Returning to the Big Island

hawaii_01.jpgI've been meaning to post about this for a while .... looks like we're heading back to the Big Island in July! Crazy as it may sound, Hawaii ended up being less expensive for us than heading up to Maine or back to Vermont. Why? Because Chris travels. All. The. Time. So with airfare and hotel covered, it just makes sense.

We'll be staying at the Hilton Waikoloa Village though I'd much prefer Kings Land (lovely time-share apartments), they don't take points at that property and beggars can't be choosers. Yeah, I know it's a real hardship.

On the itinerary I know we want to go snorkeling with Ocean Sports again. And we'll either bring our own bikes or rent from Bike Works again. Lastly, and definitely most important, we want to do an observatory tour like this one from Adventure Hawaii.

Got any other suggestions? Good hikes? Interesting bike rides? Tours?

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