and just relax for a few days. I found a little B&B, Maison Fleurie, right behind Bouchon, the most famous bakery in Yountville. Despite the fact that the inn provided a lovely breakfast, we had to wander over there to check out their latest offerings, as we could smell them baking all night long.
From our balcony, every morning we got to watch the hot air balloons rise through the trees.
It was pretty chilly while we were there and those balloon rides left at 6 AM. We said “let’s save that for never….”
Spring was in full blossom in the valley.
Since Sarah had never been to San Francisco, we did a whirlwind day tour. We hit Chinatown, rode the cable cars-right up to the stars, saw Alcatraz—from a distance and of course the Golden Gate. It was actually some of the clearest weather I’d ever seen. To top it off, we got to have dinner with 2 of my cousins. Just a great trip to cap off a truly wonderful year with my amazing wife--I brought my heart right back home.