Last week, two major things happened:
- I told my boss I’m quitting.
I took my first break from work in nearly a year.
Okay, to be more accurate, it’s:
- I told my boss I’m quitting;
I quickly left town and disappeared to avoid any repercussions.
I was privileged and lucky enough to be able to take a vacation. If that makes you feel annoyed, stop reading. If you like to live vicariously through others, keep going!
Can you guess where I went? Here is a short photo montage:
Photo #1: The lines were as long as those at Disneyland!
Photo #2: Here’s a better clue.
Photo #3: Oh, was that unhelpful? Here’s yet another clue…
Photo #4: Here’s yet another one, on yet a totally different part of the trip.
Photos #5, 6, 7: These photos are to emphasize the point that photos #2-4 made. In case you have a short-term memory.
Photo #8-11: Oh, okay, fine, here are some other clues.
Did you guess Napa?
You are right!
Napa is a short drive away: about an hour from San Francisco. Yet it’s been 3 years since I last visited for the first time.
Seeing as how I can’t drink alcohol anymore, it was an odd choice to go to Napa (who goes to Napa unable to drink wine?! I do).
But the weather was perfect, we had a cheap place to stay, and the good food was interspersed with easy biking past tons and tons of vineyards.
Next time, I might just hang my bike off my bike rack and pack a lunch to go.
Meanwhile, it was the last hurrah before joblessness!
PS: Oh, by the way, did you know the Bay Bridge is QUICKLY getting dismantled?
Here’s a photo, taken Sunday, 3/23/14. Farewell, old Bay Bridge…..
PS: Top to bottom: Bouchon bakery, vineyards vineyards vineyards vineyards vineyards, Oxbow Market, Casa at Oxbow Market (the decor was cute), Morimoto’s huge chirashi-don and box lunch (enough fish for a small Japanese village).