There was some drama getting to the airport - I left my phone at my aunt's house. We went back to get it and almost ran out of gas on the way back to my parents, were worried we'd be late for our flight...
... and then the flight was delayed over an hour, so we were fine... and I was glad to have my phone/camera.
I wasn't even hungry. I just wanted a cookie.
Friday morning we slept in just a bit - if getting up at 8:40 is sleeping in, which I guess it is - had breakfast of donuts, coffee and bagel sammiches
Mine is tagliatelle with rabbit, artichoke, olives, and chard.
My mom had a burger - with the most amazing fries ever. I stole quite a few of them.
and my honey, and my dad, went for the lamb and pork sausages. Also super delish.
I took a picture of this bottle because hubs was a fan, and my dad jumped in with some bunny ears. It's better this way.
She brought out some chocolate and oyster crackers for us to cleanse our palettes between whites and reds. We ate all of them.
Hubs and I decided to sign up for the wine club there, but we decided to wait until we got home since we have a bunch of wine we hope to get through before we start overstocking.
After wineries, we siesta'd and then headed back to downtown for late dinner
I had tortilla soup and...
...tiny flautas. They were like short fat taquitos.
I had wanted ice cream for dessert, but ice cream was closed. The fondu place was open, so we sat at the bar and ordered one "everything but the kitchen sink" to share.
Fondu is fun, but overpriced... seriously.
Saturday was our designated wine festival day. Oddly, I didn't take as many pictures this day.
I managed to get the hubs to pose for a couple selfies with me.
These handmade caramels blew my mind. These have just a hint of lavender in them. So yummy.
My hubs bought some Wranglers... because he's a cowboy at heart (and sort of in real life too).
We decided to take our leave from the festival after trying one or two more wines.
We ended up at a little winery called Bodegas Aguirre.
After that, it was time for siesta! My mom and I got a little bored after an hour of laying around, so we took a field trip to the outlets, and each got a new shirt.
Then it was time for dinner. Hubs ran off to watch the Warriors game with his BFF (who was also at the wine festival with us, along with his lovely lady, but I don't have any pictures of them), and my parents and I decided to go back to the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards to see what their dinner was like... plus we were intrigued by the dessert menu we'd seen at lunch the day before.
These rolls. I wish they'd been warm, but the flavor was beautiful. They're poppy seed fennel rolls, but the fennel is super subtle. The flavor just blossomed. It was lovely.
My mom had fish, which was light and buttery and delicious. My dad had the same burger my mom had had for lunch the day before - I warned him I was going to eat all his fries - and I had these adorable beef and lamb meatballs.
We ordered one chevre cheesecake for the three of us to share, but my dad was too full to partake, so my mom and I ate it all.
In the morning, we had a
Joshua, who is 5, wouldn't let go of my hand and declared he was going to get on the plane with us.
After such a wonderful weekend, we finished up with a little ice cream for lunch while we waited to board the plane to go home.