Pictures: San Francisco & Napa Valley Trip

At the Lexington airport waiting to depart for San Francisco 
May 25, 2012

Friday afternoon at Fishermen's Wharf

Alcatraz is in the background
The Golden Gate is in the background

At Ghirardelli Square

On the way to Napa

Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge

View of Alcatraz

Having breakfast at The Lighthouse Cafe in Sausalito
I only ate a pancake and eggs and a piece of bacon!

The ships in Sausalito

Next stop Muir Woods

Ken and Kathy at the entrance

Saturday afternoon visit to Kendall-Jackson

Kathy with Will, Tasting Room Manager

Kathy with one of the five chefs at KJ
Wine tasting. Hmm. Delicious

Sunday Winery Tours

We started with a stop at Oakville Grocery

The historic and beloved flagship store in Oakville, California was founded in 1881, and has been serving locals and visitors ever since. For decades, it has been a "must stop" destination for food, wine, picnic provisions, and gifts. All of the food can be taken to-go, or can be enjoyed on the picnic grounds.

The shelves are overflowing with exclusively curated gourmet food products sourced from California artisans and purveyors, with a focus on Napa and Sonoma Valleys. They also offer a high quality yet accessible collection of our neighbors’ wines for purchase by the glass or by the bottle. Not only is the store a favorite stop for visitors, but it's also a center of the community and a place where neighbors come to gather and shop throughout the day.

First, a stop at Beringer
The oldest continuously operating winery in the country

Next stop Mumm Winery

Next stop Churchill Manor B and B in Napa

Dinner in Napa

Napa  Running Company
View while on a Monday morning run

Monday afternoon in San Francisco

Crookedest Street in the World

Lombard Street is best known for the one-way section on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, in which the roadway has eight sharp turns (or switchbacks) that have earned the street the distinction of being the crookedest [most winding] street in the world, although this title is contested.  

Driving up to Coit Tower
Coit Tower

The Painted Ladies

One of the best-known groups of "Painted Ladies" is the row of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square park, in San Francisco. It is sometimes known as "Postcard Row." The houses were built between 1892 and 1896... by developer Matthew Kavanaugh, who lived next door in the 1892 mansion at 722 Steiner Street. This block appears very frequently in media and mass-market photographs of the city and its tourist attractions and have appeared in an estimated 70 movies, TV programs, and ads, including in the opening credits of the television series Full House. In 2010, the first Painted Lady in 35 years was put up for sale, the asking price of $3,999,999. It is located on the corner of Steiner and Grove.


Laura Hodges Poole said...

I've never been to California, so it's been fun seeing it through your eyes. Nice photos!

Unknown said...

Laura, other than a stop at the airport on the way to Hawaii, I'd never been there either. It was quite an adventure. Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Kathy