Monday, May 3, 2010

Spring Break

Our first stop is the Delta, OK so our motorhome won't fit on this what? We had to drive all the way around on these little tiny levee roads. If you have ever been to the delta you know what I mean, and we just there at dusk so we were trying to rush to get to our camp site before it got dark! Yikes....we didn't make it and it was really hard to see out there where you are going....DARK is not the word for it, talk about and "E" ticket ride..........Well after that adventure we were ready to relax with our friends Jimmy and Vickie, who took us to this awesome restaurant for lunch up in the Napa Valley..YUMMO..the off to do some wine tasting (my favorite thing to do)we only had time to go to a few since we got a late start, but that was enough to do some damage....One day the guys played golf and I went up to Lodi to met with my friend Natalie Hansen..we had lunch and did a little shopping in down town Lodi..dummy me I left my camera at home..sorry!

Then on the San Francisco and Ghirardelli Square..had to make a stop to visit Amy at her shop....................................................

Crown & Crumpet, I met Amy at one of Kim's Artistic Affaire Events and she was so sweet and told us about her shop, so I stopped in and payed her a visit..she was busy but took the time to talk with me and show me the shop....OMG just look at these pics of her tea room....

When you enter you see this display of goodies all wrapped up so cute.

Then there is shopping and gifts galore.............

There is a fireplace and couch to sit and relax, my daughter Amanda is sitting in the corner taking it all in.

This is the tea room, the floor is pink and white cute! Can't wait to go visit again.

Then down to the wharf , the cable car was out of order so the kids just got to sit on it and get this pic.

Then we took them down the crookest street in the world..they had not heard of it. I tried to take the pictures so you would get the idea of just how crooked this street is!

What a view from here.

We also went to China town for dim sum and tea tasting.

I don't know why my son thinks he can't smile...I guess it is age!

This is like wine tasting but with tea, they make several kinds for you to try and explain the benefits of each tea.

We walked along the boardwalk at the wharf and then had dinner on the wharf, they have the best seafood.

This is my husbands favorite place.......................

A few pics at night , then back to our camp site.

We always take our little baby Duchess with us when we travel in our motorhome, she is the best but I think she was ready to go home now....ya think?


Karen said...

Just look at that baby girl dog. She's much happier with Jorja and Harley along for her to boss around! :)
What a fun trip! I love San Francisco . . . just . . . not driving the motorhome through it. LOL.
OK, next trip is US!!!!! YAY! Look out Paso Robles . . .

Maija said...

What a great trip!! How wonderful you got to Amy's tea house!! I'd love to do that. By the way, my 14 year old doesn't smile for photos either!

Cathy said...


I could have spent all day at the Crown & Trumpet. What an amazing shop. It looks like you had a great day in San Fran.

I am so looking forward to meeting you in CA in July! I am anxious with excitement

xo Cathy

Charlene said...

Hey Joy, I am a friend of Karen's from Petticoats & Parasols & I can't wait to meet you at Sierens in July. I don't know many people so I hope you will kind of adopt me. Karen says YOU ARE AMAZING! And if you're a good friend of Karens... I KNOW I'll LOVE YA! Charlene

Charlene said...

Oh, I was so busy meeting you & talking about Karen.... I forgot to say this trip looks fabulous! LOVE the Crown & Crumpet Tea Room. What an adorable sign. Charlene

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Joy!
Looks like a wonderful trip. I miss San Francisco! We missed you this past weekend. Looking forward to seeing you next month for some "magic!"

Have a great week.