Monday, June 8

Sunday...Outside the City.

I left the big city this weekend and headed an hour and a half north of San Francisco to the beautiful town of Glen Ellen, in Sonoma County. Beautiful wine country. It's one of the the things I most love about living in San Francisco, that you can escape the city quite quickly should the desire to be near nature call, and be in one of many beautiful places, including wine country, in a very short time. I stayed in an incredible home, complete with its own small vineyard, and basically floated on my back in a pool all weekend long. Here's a look at a road trip to Northern California.

On the Road.


Roadside Stand.


Oh Deer.


Middle of a Country Road.


Pool House.


Been There, Done That.


Bzzzz.


Always a Stop.


Oasis, Indeed.

18 comments:

Dalva said...

Wooowww! very nice pictures, I like your blog! congratulations.

Laura. said...

oh, beautiful! i almost feel like I just escaped to wine country!

erin said...

gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing!

Alice said...

Goodness me, these are lovely. I've got to stop reading your blog, it's just feeding my irrational desire to buy a ticket to san francisco. no. must. resist.
x

Clarity said...

What a gorgeous road trip, the land looks so rich and ripe.

umama said...

I love those red sneaks!

Char said...

cute cute cute shots!!!

:) glad you had a great time

Marcia Mellow said...

I lived in Napa and worked at a vineyard for six months in 2003--your beautiful photos made me feel very nostalgic! I've been wanting to plan a visit...it's a bit more of a road trip from LA, but well worth it! Thanks, and love your blog!

Meg and Lucy said...

Random question b/c I feel like you've said it before, but what kind of camera do you have? Takes the most beautiful photos! (definitely the photographer though!)

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks so much everyone - glad you enjoyed the "road trip". it was a wonderful weekend!

meg & lucy - i shoot with a Nikon D80.

thanks!!

Carrie said...

I was wondering if you ever ended up making to the wine country... I remember we'd chatted about it several weeks back as I was prepping for my 2 weeks in Sonoma.

I love that whole area and the Fruit Basket is my favorite!! I have a hard time not buying WAY more than I could possibly eat myself, ha!

xoxoxo

Simply Mel said...

Road trips are the best! Great pictures you captured along the way...

Bri said...

Lovely photos, really.

Laura@Lolalina said...

Oh, my! Is it wrong of me to say that I like these even better than Sunday *in* the City? You are making me miss Cali so badly... how I wish I could take off for a weekend drive to the Russian River or Big Sur or Glen Ellen or Sonoma... ah well, that's why I keep coming back to SFGirlByBay. Thank you for inspiring me yet again :)

conversationpieces said...

Hey. Love your blog... Feel like I just went on a road trip with you ;)

Heidi Jo said...

Glen Ellen? That's minutes away from me! Yes, I love living here. I enjoy day trips to Wine Country and can't imagine living anywhere else. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself!

jbf said...

I always stop there!! I go shopping for food on the way home to SF :)

jen jafarzadeh said...

beautiful photos — make me want to run there (were I not an east coaster!). I posted this week on you being such an inspiration, Victoria. Your Sunday in the City (or out!) are one of my favorites.