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Our first trip to Napa Valley and driving across majestic California and viewing it's rolling hills, industrial farming, and nice communities reminded us how lovely California is even without the wine and the weed. Cannabis has arrived surprisingly at the tourist brochure stand found in hotel lobbies. One of the brochures in the middle is “Your Guide to Central Coast Cannabis”.
Napa Valley is designated a viticultural area.
Part of the North Coast AVA
Getting to Napa from Orange County with an electric car and 3 charging stops took 11 hours through highway 101. Going back on the 5 freeway took 9 hours.
In the morning we eat Brunch at CIA at Copia and viewed the Wine Hall of Fame.
We visited Governor Newsom's winery in the afternoon at CADE Winery.
Cade Winery situated in atop Howell Mountain boasts panoramic views of Napa Valley and state-of-the-art facilities. Admittedly we were more smitten by the views and LEED Gold Certified architecture than the wine.
Drove to San Francisco the next day and we read some Dr Maya Angelou Quotes
Our first visit to Barbary Coast is yes it is the Coast with the Most according to their slogan. The Budtenders were so friendly and the decor and selection can't be beat. Prices were a little high but isn't everything in San Francisco more expensive compare to Southern California?
It took a long time to find a parking garage in the city center where the Coast with the Most is located. No problem. It was a nice day. After a 5 minute walk we arrived to a line in front of Barbary Coast. Inside we were treated with sumptuous decor and friendly Budtenders.
After visiting Barbary Coast we serendipitously headed to the Ferry Building Marketplace for dinner. This place is amazing. Far West Fungi is a fun store that needs to be in Southern California.
Harvest is a medical only dispensary. Whereas Barbary Coast allowed to walk in with just a California ID, Harvest required a renewal of our expired Medical Marijuana Card. It took about 15 minutes in the lobby through NuggMD and $40 to renew which was then credit back once $100 or more was spent. And that was really easy to do since their selection and prices were amazing.
Coastal We did not have time to go to Coastal in Santa Barbara unfortunately.
French Laundry. We did not get a chance to eat at French Laundry but strolled along its public gardens across the street. So inspiring to see farm to table at its best.
Our Final dinner was at the Restaurant at Meadowood. Who knew having lettuce as the main course was so delicious! Phenomenal.
The tour highlighted what California is famous for. Notorious BIG had it right and some. California is a force in Wine, Weed and Food.