Farewell to Napa

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We (again) rose with the sun on our last day in Napa, determined to make the most of every minute before a long day of driving ahead.

Aware that it was probably our last chance to get a swim in on the trip we headed directly for the pool.

Thankfully we were the only early morning swimmers and had it to ourselves!

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We immediately hopped in to enjoy our good luck and happily floated along as the sun rose overhead.

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Before long though our stomachs started to grumble so we dried off and went back to the room to collect our things before checkout.

Waving a very fond farewell to Meadowood we vowed to return some day very soon.

For breakfast we went to Boon Fly Cafe.

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I opted for the triple stack of griddle cakes (I’ve never met a carb I didn’t like!) while G went for the Breakfast Burrito. Both arrived piping hot and were delicious.

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We didn’t have room for the notorious Boon Fly Donuts…so we got a dozen for the road. G ended up liking them more than I did  – they were tasty but they weren’t as good as Timbits! (For those of you who weren’t born or raised in Canada, find out more here)

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As we headed out of Napa we stopped for a cheesy tourist photo-op and one last look at the vines.

(For anyone scratching their heads wondering why I haven’t posted anything about a visit to a vineyard, it’s because we didn’t go to one. I know it’s what Napa is famous for but as a non-drinker there just didn’t seem much point!)

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Though we were still a bit stuffed from breakfast we had heard endless praise for the English muffins at Model Bakery and so decided to make a quick stop to see for ourselves.

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…too bad it totally wasn’t worth it! The service was terrible and there was nothing all that special about the English muffin. Such a shame and a good lesson that you shouldn’t always believe the hype. Still, we gave it a chance.

Returning to the car we cranked up the tunes and set off on the road north, looking for giants…

(Find out more in tomorrow’s post!)

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