We spent the past few days with my SIL and her husband. They came California so that he could attend a medical conference in San Francisco. Hubby and I went up to the city on Thursday night to have dinner with them at Scoma’s. They had a hankering for seafood on Fisherman’s Wharf. I haven’t eaten on the Wharf much, so I wasn’t sure where we should go. Good thing we have Yelp…Scoma’s was the top rated seafood restaurant on their site and it didn’t disappoint. It was hard to pick just one thing from their menu. In the end, I cracked and ate an entire Dungeness crab for my dinner. Yum! It was a beautiful night in SF and we had a great time catching up.
On Friday, we returned to SF to pick them up and drive north. So across the Golden Gate we went, making a quick stop at Muir Woods to stretch our legs and walk amongst the Redwood trees. Then we were off to Sonoma for a quick trip through wine country. It was dark by the time we got to our hotel, so we just walked down the town square. We ate dinner and listened to a live blues band at an Irish pub called Murphy’s. Yesterday we had a nice big breakfast, walked some of it off shopping in the town square and then went wine tasting. We did a tasting at first winery we went to, Larson’s Family Winery. I bought us a bottle of their cabernet and we went out back to play some Bocce ball…hubby and I won :^) It was such a gorgeous day to be outside…clear skies and in the mid 70’s. If the leaves weren’t changing colors, you wouldn’t believe it’s approaching winter here. After some Bocce ball, we went over to Sebastiani’s to do a tour on the process of making wine. Then we had a second tasting at Ledson’s before we headed for a dining event at the DeLoach winery. They did a food and wine pairing for an End of Harvest celebration. The food and wine was very good and my SIL even won one of their prizes…a nice large bottle of their Pinot. They didn’t want to lug it back in their luggage, so we’re holding onto it to open next time they visit. And after dinner, hubby drove us all back to SF to drop them off and then headed home ourselves. We made the most of our 2 1/2 days together.
So that was SF and Sonoma, now a little about stitching. The only thing I have to share with you today is the small finish of the “Boo Tall Trio” by the Trilogy:
I haven’t decided yet how to finish it. I don’t think I want to frame it like the model. I’m thinking either an ornament, but a friend suggested I make it into a tall boxer. I’ll have to think on it more. And seeing how I didn’t get it done in time for this past Halloween, I have almost a year to get the finishing done for next year.