Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Napa Valley Wine Train
We arrived at the train depot at 10:30 a.m. for registration. As we waited for our train departure, we were served some local wine with a short seminar given by their vintner. The train left the station promptly at 11:30 a.m. As the train left Napa, we ordered our meal (yellow fin tuna—excellent) with a David Mondavi chardonnay. After dinner was finished, we were invited to another rail car set-up in lounge fashion. Our comfy swivel chair faced the window and we were served dessert and coffee. There is also a wine tasting bar, but we took our time with the sweet Tiramisu (heaven in your mouth) and perfectly brewed coffee.
Our trip accomplished exactly what we wanted. A relaxing day after yesterday’s whirlwind of activities, an escape from the heat; and most importantly, getting an idea how we will plan our outings during the remainder of our stay in Napa.
I am trying to talk Mike into a mud bath at a spa in Calistoga. Do you think he will go for it? No, I do not think he will do it, either.