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Northern California Garden Tour

This past weekend I took a little road trip to Northern California to meet some great folks I met on Twitter. This may sound strange to some of you, but it seemed perfectly normal to me.

Our total trip was from Wednesday night to Monday night; driving time was a little over 11 hours each way. We arrived at Carri’s home in Sacramento Thursday night — just in time for the first tweet-up with Katie and Kristi. It was great chatting face to face. Carri and her family were fantastic hosts and took us to many sites around Northern California during our three day visit.
It all started Friday with two garden tours and a Filoli tweet-up.

We started the day in Laura’s garden and ended it there under the red umbrella – drinking limoncello.

Click here to see Laura’s garden slideshow; click here for the thumbnails.

Rebecca’s garden was our second garden tour that morning.

Click here to see Rebecca’s garden slideshow; click here for thumbnails.

Laura, Rebecca, Carri, and I then met Chuck at Filoli (Fight, Love, Live) gardens.

Click here to see Filoli garden slideshow; click here for thumbnails.

Saturday morning we hung around Carri’s home and garden. We even got to see the plans for her new front yard!

For lunch we headed to Napa Valley to check out the wineries and do a little vino tasting.

Click here to see the Napa picture slideshow; click here for thumbnails.

Sunday morning I headed home. We took the long way through San Francisco so we could check out some of the sites.

Click here to see our San Francisco and Muir Redwood picture slideshow; click here for thumbnails.

We stayed Sunday night in Ashland, Oregon and pulled into our driveway Monday afternoon around 5:30 p.m.
It was a great trip – next time we fly.