Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thank You, Francis Ford.

Also during our September adventures in the Bay Area, I happened to take Gus over to my friend Asha's house for a playdate in SF and our friend Lindsey who used to live in Mpls but now lives in SF told me about the public pools at the new Coppola winery in the Alexander Valley and said she was planning to go the following day. The weather was supposed to be perfect and we didn't have plans, so we joined Lindsey, another ex-Mpls-pat friend Janelle, Asha and her cute little guy Jax who's a couple months older than Gus for a day of swimming, wine drinking and pizza eating by the pool. It's genius really. Francis Ford says on their website that at his winery in Napa, kids were always trying to climb in the fountain, so he decided to build a pool that's open to the public, for the kids. $15 gets you in for a day at the pool, including a comfy lounge chair, towel and use of the bocce courts and pool. Pretty sweet deal. And you're in a gorgeous setting, surrounded by vineyards and the actual winery right inside. They're open Fri-Sun from April - October and I highly recommend if you're in the area.

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