A Nice Day in Calistoga, Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010 - 4:24 pm No Comments

We enjoyed our evening in the Calistoga RV Park. This park is actually next to the golf course and fairgrounds, so it is basically in the downtown area, which makes it easy to walk everywhere. We had a leisurely morning and started walking to town around 10:30 or so. The morning weather, again, was cool and somewhat foggy, so we wore our rain gear. This is a quaint little town—can’t imagine what people do here for a living other than the wineries, services, and government. But it seems to have a good economy. Calistoga is known for it’s mud baths so there are a great many spas in town. Couldn’t talk Greg into one, however. Imagine that. We also stopped by a wine shop in town where the owner gave us a taste of a couple of wines, so we bought a bottle there.

There are several mexican restaurants in town so we decided to have lunch at one that was recommended to us by the park manager. The food was good, but not excellent, so once again, we think our hometown chimichangas are just as good, if not better, than any fancy smancy restaurant in California.

I also found a beautiful turquoise bracelet. I bought a pair of turquoise earrings last year in Taos, NM but could not find a bracelet I liked. We walked into this beautiful little shop in downtown Calistoga and found the bracelet. It is authentic turquoise and native american made using sterling silver. I’ve got to stop buying jewelry. I’ve become a jewelry hound. But I have some beautiful pieces to bring home from all over. I’ll just have to wear jewelry all the time–to the gym, grocery store, Walmart. I’ll be decked out, that’s for sure.

We walked back to the RV Park in time to take a little nap. We couldn’t help it. The weather is just unbelievable. Our windows are open and the coolest little breeze is coming through—the sun is shining and the sky is so clear. I think of you all at home every day wishing I could send some of this cool weather back to you. I know we are going to be in shock when we get to the midwest where the temperatures will start climbing.

We’ll just have soup and sandwich for dinner tonight since we had a big lunch. We stopped at the visitor center in town to get maps of the wine country. Tomorrow we will visit some wineries and just enjoy the scenery.

Stay tuned. Bonnie

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