cycling in sonoma

cycling in sonoma

this was one of my favorite days of my entire life
and it’s one of my favorite posts because of that.
i hope the warm sun and happiness from this day
comes out of these photos. it was a day 
that i never wanted to end! i love any time 
spent with my family and parents, but this visit
knowing it was their last visit before they
move abroad for 3 years…i really stopped to
soak it up. i wanted to cry half the time thinking
of them leaving, but we were having too good
a time to be too sad. i’m so glad i have these
photos to help me remember my most favorite
day with my three favorite people spent on bikes
in an incredible place. life is beautiful!

after our relaxing stay in napa and our 
cozy dinner in glen ellen, it was over to sonoma 
to rent some bikes from sonoma valley cyclery
we picked a pretty gorgeous day for this!

^^ mama + husband. two people i adore!

^^ we rode past the cutest lady painting a vineyard…
we had to stop and make friends. she had a picnic
and her paint supplies and had done this in an hour!
she comes once a week to a new vineyard and paints.
not a bad life i’d say.. if only i had talent for art! :)

^^ sonoma is a place where you
literally stop & smell the roses.

^^ we went into a few wineries despite the fact that
we are not wine drinkers…let me tell you, there is
so much more to this area than the wine…which i’m sure
is incredible! we loved learning about the history of
the area, seeing the process at the winery, and meeting
so many nice people. everyone is happy when in sonoma!

^^ i love this picture of this boy that i love :)

^^ the wineries are  g o r g e o u s.

^^ is this what heaven looks like? i think so.
^^ the happiest, warmest memories from this day.
^^ i’ll move in. 
we highly recommend renting from sonoma valley cyclery..
they also have a napa location called napa cycle sport.
brenna was so nice and helpful, and the shop is just
a few streets off the square so it’s perfect to start from!
^^ my dad can’t help but pick up new biking gear
everywhere he goes…also, brenna mapped our an ideal
12-mile loop through the wineries. it was perfect!
^^ best part of the day is that after all the incredible 
gourmet food we’d had in napa + sonoma, 
the boys ended the day with slurpees
and were just as satisfied :)