St. Croix

Short Trip to Northern California

This is an itinerary for a short trip that we took to Northern California in August, 2008.


Karen has arranged for time off from her job as a pastry chef at Tom Colicchio's Craft Steak restaurant at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino, starting after work on Friday, 15 August (my birthday) and returning to work on Friday, 22 August, 2008.


We will use my United Airlines miles to obtain tickets to Sacramento, CA. Since Karen has to work on Friday, we would not be able to get to the airport in time for a Friday evening flight, so we will leave Saturday morning and arrive in CA a little after noon.


We will be using my Hilton points for a room at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. (2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA) I had wanted to stay at the Embassy Suites, but there were no rooms available with king size beds, just two doubles.

The Itinerary

google map of basic itinerary
A map showing our basic itinerary.

Day One, Saturday morning, 16 August, 2008

We will drive to the Bradley Internation Airport in Windsor Locks, CT, north of Hartford, and catch a flight to Sacramento, via Chicago.

We should arrive in Sacramento a little after noon, and then drive to the hotel. Once we are checked in, we will explore Sacramento, which is the capital of California.

Day Two, Sunday, 17 August, 2008


The Mist Trail

Day Three, Monday, 18 August, 2008

San Francisco

Day Four, Tuesday, 19 August, 2008

Napa Valley

clos pegas winery
Clos Pegas Winery — 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga, CA

Along the way to (C) Clos Pegas:
(D) Beringer — 2000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
(E) Beaulieu Vineyard — 1960 South St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford, CA
(F) Robert Mondavi Winery — 7801 Saint Helena Hwy, Oakville, CA
Maybe also:
(B) Korbel — 13250 River Road, Guerneville, Ca
(A) And the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve — 17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA

Map Sacramento to Napa

Day Five, Wednesday, 20 August, 2008

Lake Tahoe

Day Six, Thursday, 21 August, 2008

Fly home

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