Captain and Poopsie: Jetsetting Around in Napa, Sonoma, and San Francisco

Captain and Poopsie have been lucky enough to travel during April and May.  And, we are about to embark on our triangle of travel for May and June.  Over the next couple of weeks you’ll get to read about our adventures.  Buckle up!

Sacramento –> Napa –> San Francisco –> Tucson –>Prescott –>Tucson.

Traveling can be exhilarating.  There is excitement in going to a new place.  Though Captain isn’t a pilot

The Vintage Inn, Yountville, CA

The Vintage Inn, Yountville, CA

of a plane, Poopsie was happy enough to let him make the plane reservations to Napa and Sonoma Valley.    It was Captain’s birthday weekend and a chance to reconnect with some friends from residency and to experience the Dry Creek Valley Passport Festival.  A delight in all ways.

Captain and Poopsie arrived on a Thursday and checked out the lay of the land by staying at The Vintage Inn and going to a “off the radar” restaurant recommended by the staff of hotel.  It did not disappoint.  The beautiful grounds of the hotel were filled with water features and roses.  It was just a short walk to Ciccio, which was outstanding!  Along the way, the gardens of the famed “French Laundry” called our names…”Come to us!  We may have small unusual portions of overpriced food, but we make a great story!”  Maybe one day we’ll go to FL, but for now, we’ll enjoy getting our feet wet with the approachable and delicious IMG_0454selections from Ciccio.  You can’t find it on Open Table, but if you get there early enough, you can put your name in, grab a glass of wine, and sit out front while you wait.  It was one of the best meals we had on the trip.  Take advantage of the fact that it is not on the beaten path. It was a delicious meal that kicked off a weekend that was full of laughter, delicious food, and lots of wine.  Bacchus would be proud.


My dear friend Martha…drinking wine on a Friday afternoon? Never!

Friday morning was raining…after a late night dip in the hot tub at Vintage Inn, Captain and Poopsie hit the steamy gym on the grounds and sweated out the remnants of the night before.  We packed up and took our luggage to Hotel Yountville.  We headed up to Calistoga for lunch, which was a recommendation from a friend: Sam’s Social Club.  Our friends James and Martha joined us.  It was delicious!  We then made the trip back down to Yountville to meet two more couples.  This was a fun start to a weekend that we will definitely remember…kind of.

Stay Tuned for the next installments of Captain and Poopsie’s Spring adventure…

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