oh and DKM – her food, crochet, knitting and stuff

The Road Trip Comes to Napa

Whew, what a day this has been. We you may know that the big red bus drove through Petaluma, picked up Kimo and Sabi and then headed over to DKM’s house in Benicia.

We had a delish breakfast of lobster Wellness, ham and beef for Millie. We all piled back in the bus and headed to Napa for an afternoon picnic. DKM came with us to make sure everyone was safe on the balloons and Sammy and Miles didn’t try to walk to the top of the balloons.

The vineyards are all changing colour, so it was a very nice drive.


It took quite a bit of maneuvering but we finally got all dogs, cats, buns and humans in the hot air balloons for a trip over to Michael’s Ranch.


Michael was ready with a fabulous Napa Style BBQ.


While the boys played pounce and chase in the fields, all the girls when to St. Helena for some spa time.

Cat spa

Later in the afternoon, everyone came back to our house for a huge nap pile. DKM had snuggles all over the day bed and in front of the fire. We all passed out after a relaxing day on the road.

Some Tuxie putting the bread and butter on a snuggle

More bread and buttering



DKM took Millie with her into the kitchen while everyone was sleeping because she heard she may have been homesick and together they made some pesto gnocchi. Then they made snuggles on the patio with the stars, watching the fog roll in under the bridge and listening to the distant train whistle in Crockett. Last I saw, DKM and Millie were passed out on the patio and Monty Q had ventured out for a snuggle with Millie.

Sweet dreams all kitties, doggies and bunnies…


20 responses

  1. Love the pictures, particularly the hot air balloons. :)

    3-November-2007 at 10:50 pm

  2. Napa is soooooo relaxin’! We hope you liked yer visit to da yarn store!

    3-November-2007 at 10:53 pm

  3. Thanks for being such a great host in Napa. :) I had a great time in the hot air balloon, and the bbq was delicious! :)

    4-November-2007 at 12:39 am

  4. Wow, I never been in a hot air balloon before. It was very, very fun. But most of all I enjoyed the massage and napping in front of the fire. I am getting a little bit tired out from all the traveling! You are a good hostess.

    4-November-2007 at 2:35 am

  5. I wonder if Michael would notice if I snuck the BBQ onto the bus for MomBean…

    Fanks for a wonderful time, I know this has been a great trip!

    4-November-2007 at 4:38 am

  6. Thank you so much for the great visit to Napa! The barbeque was great, and I LOVED the hot air balloon ride and especially the massage! I really appreciate DKM helping me feel less homesick. It really helped a lot.

    The road trip has been terrific, and I have enjoyed all of it. It certainly has been the trip of a lifetime!

    4-November-2007 at 5:24 am

  7. OMG, what a fabulous day. My mom howled at the massage cat picture. She thought it was too funny. What a great day. It was awesome. You guys are terrific, wonderful, great, need I say more. And thanks for helping Millie be less homesick. I am glad you like to cook just as much as her mom. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.


    4-November-2007 at 7:06 am

  8. You have a beautiful home. Gemini brought back some more excellent photos.

    4-November-2007 at 8:11 am

  9. What a great day!! Northern Catiforina is really the place to be.

    I’m glad that Millie is feeling a little better.
    Nap pile, that is a new one for me and it is the besterest.

    Thanks for so much fun.

    4-November-2007 at 8:20 am

  10. Dang it!!! What was I thinking not joining up with the bus??? Sophia my sweet, I missed a chance to hang out with you and the buns and nap in front of the fire with you.
    The sadness is too great to bear, I’m going for a long nap and try to get over it. -Scooby

    4-November-2007 at 9:10 am

  11. we hadded a great time wif you Sophia and DKM (and Lando and Fi!). The balloons was great! and the BBQ- oh Michael is a wonderful cook!!!

    Fank you so much – we has had such a wonderful time!

    4-November-2007 at 9:23 am

  12. DKM, thanks for all the fun and great food.It’s a good thing you had fields for us to run in. Mom is jealous that I went for a ride in a balloon,heehee.

    4-November-2007 at 9:23 am

  13. It is soooo, nice to snuggle on the snuggles with the rest of the road trip kitties. Lots of travels, parties and such. I will be happy to get home and just rest!

    4-November-2007 at 5:19 pm

  14. Oh, what a wonderful time Willow and I had visiting here. This road trip has been the greatest. We tasted so many new foods and saw so many new things and visited with so many great friends! We loved the hot air balloons and wow, Michael sure can cook!

    Purrrrrs, China Cat

    4-November-2007 at 6:47 pm

  15. Such a lovely time. You have a wonderful human!

    5-November-2007 at 5:34 am

  16. I’ve been really wanting to go to Napa. You have the coolest pictures here!

    6-November-2007 at 12:45 pm

  17. awww so cute that spa time pict and patio snuggles are great ~

    6-November-2007 at 4:28 pm

  18. I was very glad we got to visit. I had forgotten Cheysuli was taking Eric and Flynn there when I took them on the trip! YEAH!

    6-November-2007 at 4:46 pm

  19. Love the massage picture. Cute!

    6-November-2007 at 9:42 pm

  20. Gorgeous picture of the vineyards!!

    13-November-2007 at 4:42 pm

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