Monday, April 16, 2012

Going far away.....


It is funny how such an "unplanned" trip could bring so many surprises.

We basically found roads less traveled
and stumbled on some of the most wonderful destinations.

Welcome to the castle we discovered in Napa.

We found it by seeing some impressive large gates and following
a number of cars going up a long winding road.

Don't we look right at home in front of the castle???


There are tours to see the rooms and taste the wines....
but we just took our own tour and enjoyed it very much.


From every angle, we could swear we were back in Italy.


There are 107 rooms,
gardens surrounding the castle,
and beautiful gift shops to enjoy.


The wine cellar was impressive...
but being more of a Pepsi girl,
we passed on buying the wines.


I sure did enjoy the gardens and farm animals.


Definitely a place I would visit again and again....


If you are in Napa...be sure to check it out.


5 comments:

joy said...

Annelies,
the pattern is from cluck cluck sew, called ziggy baby. The pattern is a crib size, perfect for what you need. I added more to each row and more rows. 5" strips.
good luck, Joy

Linda said...

Beautiful...Awesome...how many more adjectives would you like? A truly dream castle. Enjoy!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful place. Pretty pictures...love the one of you and your man!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Looks GREAT!!!

Thank you for the wonderful tip!

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

IT DOES look like Italy!

Yvonne said...

It really looks like you have travelled overseas! Beautiful pictures!