Monday, April 23, 2018

Day trip to St. Helena

We had no plan for vacationing during kiddo’s spring break . However, kiddo badly wanted to go somewhere, as he was at home entirely during the time. So, we decided to go on a day trip in Napa Valley. Few weeks ago Mr. Man was in Napa with his friends, and for the first time he went to St. Helena downtown. He fell in love with the little downtown away from city bustles, and, wanted to show us the place.

On the last day of spring break we woke up early, got ready and set for the very place. It was a bright sunny day with a little chill. I thought that that place was going to be cold, so I packed few winter clothing just in case. When we reached St. Helena, it was warm, and pleasant, we didn’t need to use any of the winter clothing. As I went to Napa few times already I decided to read a book during the journey. But, the rolling hills of Napa, which was bright green due to continuous rain made me close the book, and compelled me to watch out side. The cerulean blue sky with fluffy cotton like floating clouds made a perfect day for outing. I went to few wineries before, so, this time going to any winery was not in our plan. Our plan was to walk on the sidewalks of St. Helena, and having a scrumptious lunch to any of the restaurants. 

Parking cars is always a problem in any downtown, specially in any small downtown. Luckily we got place. On that beautiful sunny day, people were sauntering on the streets. We slowly walked on the street to find out a good restaurant. Actually, I think all of them are good , it depends on which cuisine you want to try. We opted for continental. After having lunch we just drove around the places to see all the beautiful houses amid trees, and beautiful garden. 

Mr. Man told about a winery which looked like a medieval Tuscan castle. We went there to see that. It was just a replica of a castle. The winery so was beautifully built that,you almost mistake with an original old castle, though it was built only 30 years ago. Our last destination was Bouchon Bakery. When Mr. Man went to Napa he brought back some macaroons from there. I just can’t describe how delicious were those. As it was near Napa, we didn’t miss the chance to buy few baked goodies from there. The little shop is so famous, that people usually lined up outside of the shop to buy goodies. 


Kathy Leonia said...

i love those landscapes:)

Shweta Shah said...

such a beautiful place, i am sure your kiddo enjoyed a lot . food look so yummy.
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Irreplaceable_fashion said...

Amazing place:) the food looks really great:)

rita gargaglione said...

Very like
Have a nice day

Rafa Oliveira said...

Beautiful day.

Svetlana Shkrebtan said...

The meal looks so delicious! Beautiful flowers!♥

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Mantelilaakson Susanna said...

It's really beautiful place!
A lovely day trip with family!

Have a wonderful day!

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Anonymous said...

Hi, What a pretty day for your visit. I love all of your photos. The food looks delicious. My husband's favorite bakery treat is macaroons!

Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute place darling

Luana said...

wow! what a nice place!
beautiful pics! <3

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Weekend-Windup said...

Yummy food!Beautiful place. Kids must have enjoyed their time:)

Kathy Leonia said...

have a good day:)

DIMI said...

Hello dear Krishna!
Such a lovely place to visit!
Wonderful pictures from the castle and the yummy food!

Anya Dryagina said...

What a nice post!
Love your photos!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Krishna, that sounds like such a fun time. Your photos are really beautiful. One of our best vacations was staying at the local fairgrounds in our motorhome years ago..Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for your visit..xxoJudy

Camila e Carol said...

Adorei o post !
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Nancy Chan said...

This place is lovely! The flowers are beautiful and the castle and park great for tours.

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