Good morning (or afternoon depending on where you are) and hello from Russian River. If you don’t know where Russian River is, think two hours north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Growing up in Berkeley I always loved this part of California, close enough for a weekend trip but still far enough away to really feel like you’re getting away from it all.
Right now we’re at a very intense point in our life where we are working just about every waking minute and most weekends. So we decided, after a busy week of meetings in the Bay Area to take a day and half to relax in the woods, unplug (minus of course blogging and the occasional email), and taste a bit of the incredible wine that the Russian River Valley has to offer.
I found an incredibly cool book titled “How to build your own spaceship” that just seemed too interesting not to read, but don’t get too excited, at this moment I’m not planning on building my own spaceship. This afternoon we’re headed over to Iron Horse which is a pretty special winery off the beaten trail that does tastings by appointment-only so if you come to this region, I highly recommend it, just remember to call in advance.
The rest of the day we’ll be reading and relaxing in the redwoods and then having dinner at Canneti, a cute little Italian restaurant in Forestville. Tomorrow morning we’ll wake up, enjoy a little walk in the redwoods, and then head to SFO and back to Austin.
I’m already feeling a lot more relaxed, which given how hectic and stressful our lives are feels really nice, and is something I think we really needed. It can be easy to tell yourself that you just have to work every waking minute, and something’s that’s probably true, just don’t forgot to take a step back every now and then and spend a weekend in the woods…