My Bay Area: From East Bay to Napa and back again.
One Sunday in December we found a little free time - in between church time and company Holiday party and so we filled it with a little drive to Napa, where else. We did so because we missed our leaf peeping drive this year on account of our Caribbean trip. However, knowing how late the Fall season starts in this part of the globe, we were hopeful we'd be able to get some leaf peeping done still. What we did not put into account during the planning was the weather. It was rainy and wet that day and the days leading up to it. We went just the same.
We were disappointed initially because it seemed that the rain had all got rid of the leaves. And so we continued to drive until we reached Yountville and took the exit.
We stopped when we spotted this building that housed boutiques.
After browsing, I was in a hurry to get across the street to finally get to see and taste what's in store at BOUCHON BAKERY, which is Thomas Keller's store.
Since I was going to a company party (more eating) we just bought a tart and croissant filled with fruit instead and a cup of coffee to go.
On the drive back, we took a different route and stopped to photograph what we found interesting.
And then we found some left over fall leaves.
Our final destination for the day was the yacht club for our company party. Just couldn't help but take a shot before going in and fraternize with co-workers.
MY WORLD TUESDAY