Here's a photo recap of our holiday in California.
We stayed in San Jose mostly, but not at this hotel.
My aunt said "Oh, they have homeless people in California, too." I replied "Yeah, this guy followed us around forever." It's my husband.
We had pretty rainy weather for the most part, but it was warmer than Seattle, so I didn't mind.
We did stay in this hotel. It's called Andaz and it's in downtown Napa. probably one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in. Even had free stuff in the mini bar!
Christmas lights in Yountville
We spent a small fortune at Thomas Keller's bakery, Bouchon Bakery. He is a famous chef, or so I'm told. I'd never heard of him, but I had heard of his restaurant, The French Laundry, which is in the same town as the bakery.
The raspberry macarons were delicious, but a little on the big side.
If it hadn't been for Steven, I would have no pictures of me on this trip (as always).
My husband treated us all to a dinner at Ad Hoc, which is another one of Thomas Keller's restaurants.
It was a four course meal, but I didn't take pictures of everything, since the cheese plate wasn't as interesting.
Waygu beef pot roast
Toppings for our sundaes. I wanted to drink the caramel syrup.
Breakfast: Pain au Raisin from Bouchon Bakery
Back in San Jose on Christmas Eve.
We were there for six days and this cat hissed at me the whole time. I've never had that much trouble getting a cat to like me. I even "cat sat" him once, but he just will not get used to me.
I felted this mushroom last year and brought it as a present for our hosts.