Let me tell you people..."road tripping" ain't the same with a baby. Its all stinky diapers, drool, "where's the boppy!?"and keeping the volume down while little Mr. Guy Wilder takes a nap in the car. Vastly different from the "fly-by-the-seat of our pants" spontaneity we have been taking advantage of the last 7 years. I'll be the first to say that this "mom life" I'm living never sounded appealing to me, but the crazy part is...I'm freaking LOVING it. Adventuring with my two favorite dudes defiantly tops my list these days, smelly diapers and all. SO, OFF WE GO!...Vintage T, ripped jeans, sneakers, and braided hair. Because, clean hair? Ain't nobody got time for dat!
Our first stop LAGUNITAS BREWERY in Petaluma, CA. I can't tell you enough what a dream Seth's job is...Not just because of our endlessly stocked refrigerator full of LAGUNITAS beer, but because his company is so family (and dog) friendly. I mean...We are the people with a baby at a BAR?!? Who am I? From the moment we walked in Guy was being passed around from co-worker to co-worker who were all waiting to meet him. Keep in mind that most of these co-workers are big bearded men. We are so fortunate to be a part of this Lagunitas Family. If you ever get a chance to venture in the Napa area stop by and have a beer. You will not be disappointed. Outside there is grass amphitheater, shaded wooden tables, and some unique vintage/retro decor (like the old photo booth pictured below). If you get the opportunity, go upstairs to "the Loft"...it is an antique hoarder's dream (cough, cough, I wouldn't know a thing about hoarding antiques).
We stopped for a drink and dinner at TAPS in downtown Petaluma. We enjoyed DELISH food and listened to live music by the river, no complaints here. Did I mention the wine?
You know you have reached a new level of "adulting" when you wake up before 6am on vacation. So we packed our car and our Squishy Fishy and headed to Sonora, CA. I don't know about you but when I think of Sonora I picture a dried up town in some Clint Eastwood western (makes me parched just thinking of it) That could not be further from the truth...Cute boutiques, restaurants, and antique stores all on a picturesque strip in downtown Sonora. SO STINKIN CUTE! We stayed in the coolest little boutique hotel, The Gun House. We drank by the pool (some things never change), enjoyed our coffee on the balcony outside our room, ate great food, and shopped downtown.
Overall first family trip was a success...especially when little Guy stunk up an adorable clothing boutique while I was shopping. Hey, that's our "Little Stinker" for ya. This Mom life is defiantly not a glamorous one, but it is full of laughter and light. Overall I'd say we are knocking this whole parent thing out of the park, but then again...ask me in a week.