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Napa valley - wineries, vineyard & wine! (Part 2)

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

The next winery we visited was Clos Pegase, further down in Calistoga, CA.  Clos is the French word for an enclosed vineyard, and Pegase means Pegasus.

The Clos Pegase winery mixes modern art, different sculptures of Bacchus (god of wine) and antique items in decorating it’s courtyard and winery. The architecture utilizes the location’s natural landscape. (more…)

Napa valley - wineries, vineyard & wine! (Part 1)

Friday, July 18th, 2008

It’s the 18th of July, 2008 and no earthquake so far. For those of you who haven’t heard, there’s a rumor circulating around via email that the Philippines will suffer from an 8.1 earthquake today and there will be thousands hurt. (You can see a post about it too here.) Needless to say, believers and non-believers alike are taking extra precaution. On to a lighter note, I just came back from a nice trip to the US to tour the west coast with family and visit a friend. It’s been about 10 years since my last trip there. I enjoyed each day (though it’s rather a short vacation :P) and I am looking forward to sharing some of the pics with you. I hope that you enjoy it too.

 

Though I’ve been to the West Coast of the US several times before, I planned this trip to include some of the places I’ve always wanted to visit but have not been able to because it’s not part of the normal tour package. I was fortunate enough to have a kind and generous friend Ski to take me around. She also opened up her comfy home for my stay.

 

First stop – Napa Valley, CA’s wine country. 

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