Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Minimoon

Our minimoon was a trip with a mission: to relax, have fun, and remember how much we love each other. We definitely did just that! Mr. Dee and I took off for a six day trip with the first stop Calistoga, in Napa Valley.

Here we spent two leisurely days wine tasting and receiving spa treatments. First up was the mud bath, which was an experience, to say the least! The "mud" is a mixture of volcanic ash, natural hot spring mineral water, and peat moss. You get into the heated mud bath au naturel! The thought of this completely freaked me out, but you only live once, right? I have to say the best part of this was spraying each other off with hoses when you get out. It was incredibly fun and we were laughing hysterically. After we hosed our asses off we were treated to a blazing hot mineral bath. I found it to be scorching hot and was absolutely happy when they moved us to the next room for the blanket wrap. Finally relaxed we ended the day with hour massages!

Second stop was six hours north of Napa, 30 miles south of Oregon to behold the California Redwoods! We checked out The Trees of Mystery, which is a mile trail through the oldest and biggest redwoods. We also got tickets to go on the Sky Trail, a gondola ride through the treetops.

We took the scenic 30 mile drive of The Avenue of the Giants. There are so many places you can pull off the road, walk trails, and explore. This was both our favorite part of the trip. It was beyond breathtaking, peaceful and spectacular!

Our last stop was in Paso Robles wine country on our trek back to Los Angeles. Here we spent our time wine tasting! My two favorite wineries there; Linne Calodo winery is just amazing, best wine! Four Vines winery has an extremely fun, almost party vibe with very good wine.

We had an unbelievably amazing time! Exactly what we needed to relax and plan our August honeymoon to Kauai, Hawaii!