Exactly a week from now I will be in Napa, California with three of my gal pals hopefully enjoying a nice glass of California red. (Hey, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere right?)
It will be my first trip to that part of the country as an adult of wine- drinking age. Can you say “Rock on!?” I hope to have a collection similar to this picture when it’s all said and done. Is that bad?
Yeah, I might be just a tad bit excited.
It will also be my very FIRST time away from Little G overnight. Just typing that makes me tear up a little. Seriously.
I mean don’t get me wrong, I will miss The B Man too, but it’s different. I’ve been away from him overnight many times. And let’s face it, he’s four and excited to hang out with Daddy. I have NEVER been away from my G overnight. It’s only 4 days and 3 nights but I am thinking that maybe I should have paced myself and tried one night first.
But alas, I didn’t and the trip is almost upon us. I am confident that we will both fare just fine but I am pretty sure that leaving him is going to be EXTREMELY bittersweet. I mean it’s not like I can smell his sweet little baby hair from 1,000 miles away. Okay, moving along before I become a blubbering idiot.
On another topic related to the trip, we are planning a little side trip to Trader Joe’s. I’ve heard many great things about this place, both from my friend Heather, who is going on the trip and has been there before, and from fellow bloggers. Unfortunately though, since they are only located in the Northeast and the Western part of this great country I’ve never been before.
Have you been to Trader Joe’s? If so, I’d love to hear any suggestions you may have of things to buy while there. I can see the future and the crystal ball says that I have a HUGE chance of being overwhelmed and wanting to buy anything and everything that will fit in my suitcase. So, if any of you can help me narrow it down I would really appreciate it!
Oh and if you know of a winery that is a “can’t miss” you are welcome to let me in on that little nugget of knowledge too. : )