1. Eat dim sum in San Francisco with legit Chinese people.
|Barrett's lovely grandma who insisted I get squid and ordered off the menu.|
2. Explore some sketchy Battery to get a view.
|I climbed to the top of this in cowboy boots.|
|Some popular bridge...jeez, what was it again?|
3. Scowl at hippies in Haight. Scowl with hipsters in the Mission.
|You know how I feel about hippies.|
|Perplexed...why does it cost so much to look cheap? The shopping was ridiculous.|
|By the harbor near Golden Gate.|
|Indian curry in a burrito with basmati. SHUTUP!|
|I also have never seen so many Asian Americans that spoke perfect English in one place.|
5. Scoot your huskies. Wait, you can do that anywhere.
|Those Californians.....my sister in law with her huskies.|
6. Visit the Black Chasm. A huge crack in the earth.
7. See some of the biggest trees you will ever see.
8. Be warned.
9. Learn more than you want to know about wine making.
|each of these barrels from France costs any where from $1500-$2000 and are only used up to three times before they are converted to a life of storage or turned into some souvenir cutting board.|
10. Go to a barrel tasting.
|First winery (with my in laws), not intoxicated one bit.|
|This guy studies wine making in Davis as well as on the vineyard. The life. He has plans to open his own winery.|
11. Go to a super exclusive estate winery. Taste wines they only make 74 cases of.
|Casa Nueva...they sustain themselves on their wine clubs. They do not participate in retail.|
12. Mingle with cool locals that have wineries, sheep, goats and pair food straight off the land and grill with their wine.
|surfer dude who makes wine.|
|Funny story...the winery bought the goats to get rid of weeds, instead they ate the grapes. Now they just live a life of leisure on the propery.|
13. Feel a mix of jealousy and awe. Eat at the Culinary Institute of America.
14. Take in some views.
15. Forget your sunglasses.