First plane ride by myself since the kids were born. First trip to Sonoma. First Girl's Weekend in a LONG time.
Is it wrong to have felt so much unbridled glee as I strode through Sea-Tac on Friday with not a care in the world? Having only traveled with children these last 4 years, I'd forgotten that it doesn't have to suck. Grab some tacos, sip a Starbucks, wait in peace while checking my phone for Facebook updates. It can almost be, dare I say, fun? Suzanne's 40th was the occasion that got us all to Sonoma.
Beautiful and picturesque as you'd imagine California wine country but not as "commercial" as Napa I was told. All of us are moms so we savored every minute of it. Even though it was Suzanne's Birthday, this trip was a gift to us all. The visit to Ram's Gate Winery was the crown jewel of the weekend. The grounds, wine and hospitality were unparalleled. We were taken on a tour of the facility and sampled gourmet dishes paired with appropriate wines. I even bought two wines and had them shipped home. Good times.
|The Sonoma Film Festival was also going on. The East Coast Singla contingent.|
|Ram's Gate Winery|
|Private tour and tasting event. Amazing.|
|Suzanne, Erin & Brynn|
|Liz & Jo-jo|
|The birthday girl and her mom|