Mother's Day my husband surprised me with day trip to Napa. A planned outing which eliminated my tendency to overthink was the best gift ever (Thank you babe).
Our first stop was to Oxbow Public Market which I recommend (especially if your kids are in tow). They have a variety of restaurants and shops, and great outdoor seating. As well as a nice walking path along the riverfront.
We had a relaxing and delicious lunch at the Kitchen Door. (Tip: Luna's cubebot always garnishes attention, its easy to carry in my tote and it keeps her entertained. The cubebot can also hold my iPhone perfectly. It is one whole piece so no little pieces at the bottom of my bag.)
On our way to our next stop we ran into Luna Vineyards. This vineyard is not kid-friendly, but they were still welcoming to Luna playing outside while I went in and purchased a bottle of wine. Come on what mom doesn't want a bottle of wine with their kids name.
Castillo di Amorosa was our next stop. It has many memories for us so going back with Luna was extra special. We did not think it was worth paying for the tour with a toddler, especially because walking around the castle's open areas and petting zoo is exciting enough.
On our way out of Napa we always stop at V. Sattui for food to take home. They have great deli and picnic area. We actually just bought our food and took it with us. Our plan was to stop mid-way and have dinner on the road. A trunk picnic always makes Luna happy!
This was a perfect day, and it reminded me of one of my favorite quotes "collect memories, not things."