Now someone else is talking to me about a contract position. I figure the surest way to ensure that I get a job is to make plans for my mom to come out and visit -;) Along those lines, I've come up with a possible itinerary for the Wine Country trip. (Mom, let me know if you want to change anything. Nothing is written in stone at this point.)First leg--San Jose to Napa
Try to leave by 10:00 AM (gasp!).
Take the 101-680-780-80 etc. route. As well as the route being direct, it also gives Mom a chance to see I-680, which I think challenges I-280 for the title of most beautiful freeway.
Arrive at COPIA
, 500 1st street, Napa. Have a late lunch or early dinner at COPIA's cafe (unless something else looks more interesting).
Spend the rest of the afternoon in Napa.Second leg--Napa to Santa Rosa
Leave for Santa Rosa in the evening.
Stay at the Motel 6 Santa Rosa South, 2760 Cleveland Ave.
Spend the day in Santa Rosa. See downtown, the Peanuts museum
, maybe the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
, and anything else that strikes our fancy.Third leg--Santa Rosa to Fort Bragg
Leave for Fort Bragg in the evening.
Stay at the Super 8 Motel at N. Harbor & Main St.
Take the Skunk Train
in the morning?
Visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
. Spend the afternoon there.Fourth leg--Fort Bragg to San Jose
Head back to San Jose unless we decide to stay over in Fort Bragg. Might be a longish day. Take CA-20 to 101, 101 to the Golden Gate Bridge, 19th St. to 280, and I know the rest of the way.