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Ancient Trees
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Ancient Trees

After four beautiful days in San Francisco, Kris and I traveled north to Muir Woods, a National Monument featuring coastal redwood trees. Only seeing pictures of the redwood trees before, I was not fully prepared for the absolute majesty of this ancient forest.

Up a winding road, with the smell of eucalyptus trees all around, Kris and I took a 3-mile hike through the amazing woods. Truly, the pictures do not capture the absolute beauty… but you can try to imagine…

Muir Woods

 

Kris and Lolly

Muir Woods Redwood Trees

More pictures from Muir Woods on Flickr!

Kris and I arrived safely in Napa Valley – what a lovely drive up! We checked in at our inn, and headed out for a yummy dinner. On Monday, we went to several wineries – taking a tour of the winemaking process, and also doing tastings. It was kind of a nasty day with rain and wind, but we did not let that stop our fun!

V. Sattui Tower

Lolly @ V. Sattui

More pictures of Monday’s winery visits on Flickr!

I was thrilled that when Kris found a wireless signal here in Napa! More pictures on the way ;)

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28 Responses

  1. MJ

    WOW!
    Nice pics!
    thank you!
    I feel like I am on vacation with you :)

  2. Brianne

    We spent a few days in Napa while on our honeymoon and went back several times. Love it there! Enjoy!

  3. Dorothy B

    Oooh, Napa looks beautiful.

  4. Staci

    Great pictures!

  5. Jenn

    Oooh! I love V.Sattui! My sisters and I go up to Napa every year and we always go to that winery first. Hope you enjoyed all the wineries you visited – there are tons of great ones!

  6. Jenna

    Oh, your photos are so lovely. You’re taking in some really beautiful areas, that’s for sure.

    Looking in Flickr, it looks like you stopped in another yarn shop…

  7. Kelly

    wow! That is one massive tree!

  8. Vicki

    I’m so jealous!! Looks like you are having an amazing time!! What a great trip… :-)

  9. StacyZ

    Napa is gorgeous this time of year have a wonderful time! Auberge du Soleil has an amazing view for a romantic evening (heck the whole place just screams romance to me with the stone buildings and rolling hills)

  10. Cookie

    Beautiful! I love the trees! V Sattui looks good, even in the rain.

  11. tiennie

    You look like you’re having so much fun! Thanks for taking us with you – it’s been so long since Matt and I have gone anywhere without the 4 kiddos!

  12. elizabeth

    Looks like you’re having a great time!

  13. linda

    Napa’s incredible! I got a wonderful corkscrew charm for my bracelet from V Sattui! Tra Vigne, Mustards, French Laundry (if you could get in!), Oakville Grocery–and that doesn’t include the wineries–Sterling’s gondola…I could go on! I’m (clearly) so jealous of you! Have a great time

  14. Stephanie

    Nice pictures. That is a trip that I have always wanted to do!

  15. Amanda

    I never get to travel, so I am absolutely living vicariously through you and your blog right now. Love all the pics, I’m really glad Kris found a wireless signal, too!

  16. Nik

    I have yet to visit Napa Valley. Shoot, I have yet to visit anywhere. Great pics.

  17. Barb

    I loved the Muir Woods! So ancient and beautiful.

  18. no-blog-rachel

    You made it to V. Sattui! I’m so glad. We just made plans for a spa weekend in Napa just after Thanksgiving. Can’t wait!

    Isn’t Muir Woods amazing? I was kicking myself for not suggesting that to you – I’m glad you included it in your plans. Such a wonderful place.

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  19. Elinor

    Redwoods are so intense. I love them so much.

  20. Beth

    Seeing the redwoods is on my list of “things I want to do.” What a fun trip!

  21. Mintyfresh

    Muir Woods is amazing–however, you should definitely go to Yosemite and Sequoia Nat’l Parks someday, and when you do, Muir Woods will seem like some little bunch of trees in comparison. Enjoy Napa!

  22. Mom

    You are surrounded by such beauty! XXOO

  23. Jen

    V. Sattui was my FAVORITE winery of all that I was able to visit when I went to the Napa Valley! Not only because it was so pretty, but the wines were simply the best of all that we tried. We still order wine from them from time to time.

    Muir Woods was one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever been. I could not get over just how big the trees were!

    It looks like you’re having a great vacation!

  24. JessaLu

    Absolutely breathtaking :o )

  25. Isabelle

    WOW!!! It seems you had lots of fun! Those trees are majestuous indeed! I love trees! Your little “escapade” (gate away) reminds me of the fun Hubby and I use to have before we got babies… [sighs]

    Enjoy! :-)

    Oh, and don’t forget to make me dream… [giggle]

  26. Jody

    V Sattui was my favorite winery! We still recive their catalogue and always buy from them. I think it was the most beautiful place we saw in Napa. I’m so jealous you’re there! I was there last year when I didn’t knit – so I missed all the great yarn shops!!
    -Jody

  27. Moni

    oh it looks like fun! I miss the redwood forest! The trees are absolutely magical!

    Happy B-day, Lolly!

  28. Lolly Knitting Around » Turning the Pages

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