Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure

This is so exciting! I have three running buddies that I have never met -- in person that is.  We "talk" almost daily on Sparkpeople,  a website that helped me to lose 70 lbs.  Anyway, we are all meeting in Louisville, Kentucky in October to run in the Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure walk/run.  Oh, and we will be meeting for the very first time! Running has opened up a whole new world for me.  

To see more information on this amazing Foundation and/or to make a donation, you can go here.

Thanks, Sarah, Deej & Stephie -- you guys are the BEST!  See ya in October!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Foothill House

If you go to the Napa Valley, I can tell you that there is no better place to stay than the Foothill House.  This charming B&B has all the comforts of home.  Nestled down a short driveway with lots of lush landscaping you will feel like you have run away to your own little paradise.  The private rooms are charming and comfy.  The bed was definitely the best (both Em and I need a comfy, supportive bed). A cute private garden patio awaits you if you like, for your morning, private breakfast or you can eat in your room at your own little dining area. Can't wait to go back!

Darla, the Darling of Calistoga.

This is Darla.  She is your host at the Foothill House and what a host she is!  Full of local information, coupons for select restaurants and well loved and respected by local business owners.  Oh, and this lady CAN COOK! Wow, were we well fed with her gourmet, full breakfasts.  Our only regret is that we had to leave after 3 days.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Castello Di Amorosa

We just got back from the Napa Valley and we had the best time.  One of the places we went to was this castle.  No one lives there. It is a winery and it is owned and was built by Darryl Sattui. If you go to the Napa Valley you should check it out but call ahead 'cause you have to have a reservation to tour it.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

And they're off!

Arcata Marsh 5k

Here I am running to the finish line for the July 4th, Arcata Marsh 5k run.  It was a perfect day for a run in the low 60's.  The Marsh is quite lovely with lots of healthy aquatic birds with their babies.