did i mention my love for st. helena?
after st. helena, we stayed a night in a town called calistoga (which is about 5miles north of st. helena).
today's event included the armstrong redwoods national preserve, guerneville, the petrified forest, graeser winery, and my favorite- old faithful geyser. At the old faithful geyser, we started off with a discount because of our AAA card. Once inside the tourist trap, there were cute little baby goats and llama's!
we ended our stay with some shopping at dean and deluca in st. helena and another stop at the bv winery. we learned some new tricks about wine tasting so i'll teach you sometime.
around noonish we headed out of napa county and drove down to berkeley. it is a quiant town and the houses near cal are amazing! we had lunch in berkeley and decided to head to our hotel in san francisco. we had reservations at the chancellor hotel in union square (right across the street from sak's!). I did like our hotel very much.. the interior was fantastic (internet, green walls and dark wood).
our stay in san francisco was a bit frustrating because of the weather. we landed there during the worst rainstrom in a long time (these are news reports saying this).
night one we had dinner at cafe claude which is a french cafe downtown. it was chic and the waitstaff and host were all french which felt all the more authentic. I ordered bordeaux of course and we shared frites, onion soup, a tuna tartare, and a chicken dish. everything was quite nice.