Sonoma Sunday

Sunday was my birthday…April Fool’s!  Ok, ok it wasn’t but the whole weekend felt like such a treat!  On Sunday, we woke up and went to Shed for Americano and pastries.  We shared two of the breakfast toasts.  The more impressive one, to me, was the ricotta, marmalade and pistachio duqqa.  It was on a crusty piece of toast- quite delicious.  The other toast was a very grainy, thinner piece of bread with egg salad.

So, our lodging and dinner for Sunday night was a super-extravagant splurge at Singlethread.  As a result, we wanted to check-in exactly at 3 so that we could maximize our time there.  So, we decided to stay local and skip any wine tasting that day.  Instead, we headed to Foothill Regional Park for a hike.  There was a small day-fee parking lot but there is a ton of free street parking.

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We did an approximately 3 mile loop consisting of the Westside, Oakwood, Alta Vista and Three Lakes Trail.  The views were really pretty and it was another gorgeous day.  One of the pourers at Preston said he wasn’t impressed with the views since it essentially just overlooks the town of Windor but I thought it was really pretty!

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Our sunhats are not helping our noses!

On the way down from Alta Vista, I took my third slip of the day.  Despite the fact that we usually like to hike, I had only packed flat-bottom, no-traction sneakers.  Unfortunately, my iPhone was in my hand and I ever-so-gently smashed the face of it into a rock.  Le boo.  It still works but it there are several impressive stellate cracks on the face.

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After our hike, we stopped for lunch at Estrella’s market/taqueria because I saw an outside grilling station.  We both ordered the pollo asada and it was an excellent choice!

SMS and I went back into town and tasted wine at the Meuller tasting room to pass some time before check-in.  The owner’s name is actually Robert Mueller but woman working there did not pick up my lame political reference jokes or maybe she’s bored of hearing it.

I’m putting my Singlethread thoughts in another post because the place deserves it!  We checked in as early as we could (3!).  Our dinner reservations were at 6.  The dinner was about 2 and 1/2 hours.  It was completely fantastic.  I wish I could go back every week!

After dinner, we headed straight to bed.  I probably could have used a little walk to help digest after such a meal but sleeping in the comfy bed was the second-best idea!

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