Grocery Outlet Napa Valley Grand Opening

Big news!  Grocery Outlet has arrived and has a new home in the Napa Valley.  I will be totally honest with you, I have never stepped foot in a {GO} before and was invited to visit this new one.  I was immediately intrigued and had to go check it out.  I had questions because I really didn’t understand the concept, was it a warehouse or did you need a membership?  Were you to buy items in bulk? Not at all, in fact just the opposite.  Grocery Outlet is not a warehouse and no you do not have to buy in bulk.  Just a regular grocery store with lower prices.  The  Napa Valley location is large and open with all the items and products placed neatly and easy to see and find.  I was greeted by friendly staff and walked through the doors with my eyes wide open and my mouth…  Read More…

San Francisco and Big Boat Regatta

One of the things that drives me the most nuts, is when kids hang out on their “electronics” for hours at a time.  I  know in our home, we have guidelines for that.  The kids can enjoy some “techy” time on their devices {no violent games allowed} and they are shut off after an allotted time.  I love trying to find activities for us to do as a family on the weekends.  Sure Sunday is set aside for football games and college games are Saturday’s, but as a mom who just loves to get her kids out and moving, I can’t help but gather us together and head out.  This past weekend was no exception.  The weather here in California is still amazing {hoping for a great winter as we need the rain}, and the wine country is pretty hot these days as we are into the “Indian Summer” months….  Read More…

Getting Away In Healdsburg

We are smack in the middle of summer and I don’t know about you, but this has been all about keeping busy right near our own home.  With baseball season going long this year and Noah starting football camp 4 weeks ago, it made it a bit difficult to get away.  Okay, we could have if we wanted to, but being in the playoffs was a big deal for us and Noah is starting is Freshman year this August and football camp is key {especially as a newbie}.  So, this means making the best of what is near by. That brings us to our most current get a way from home.  We went to visit Healdsburg, CA.  If you are not familiar with the area, it is about an hour and half north of Sonoma and just as quaint.  There is shopping, art galleries, food, bakeries, coffee and the Oakville…  Read More…

Have You Tried Surf Set?

I am always saying we need to “step out of our comfort zones and just try new things”.  Well I put my words to the test last month when I attended the Fit Approach  Summer Solstice  event at Sweat Republic  in San Francisco. The event was introducing a  Surf Set class.  When I saw that my fellow “sweat pink” gurus were putting this on, I had to attend.  I love my sweat pink sistas  and am always up for meeting them whenever possible. ♥ First thing first, I had to make sure my hubby got home from work early that afternoon so he could get me to the city on time.  It was Nascar weekend here in Sonoma, so the traffic was a bit of a challenge getting out of here and I knew the clock was ticking to get there in time, follow the GPS directions to the event and…  Read More…

Yountville, Ca….Have You Been There?

When I created my site and blog and named it Fitnessmomwinecountry  I knew it was the perfect name.  We live right here in the wine country and honestly could not be more blessed.  One of the great things about being a blogger from this area is that I can virtually take you around and show off some beautiful locations, share some good food, wine and just amazing sites.  Someone pinch me please, because there is not a day that I wake when I am not most grateful for being able to raise our children in such a wonderful place. Let’s go to Yountville, CA today, shall we? I had to have the Pumpkin Spice Latte and my first ever Espresso Macaroon…Oh and the dog treat for Stryker from Bouchon.  The macaroon was so sweet and wow, I had to share with my hubby..too much for one person I met this…  Read More…

Hike with the kids….what could go wrong?

What do the kids and I do when “hubby” has to work? We head out for a hike!  Normally, I don’t like to do hikes without having my husband around and this is for a few reasons. I tend to get lost sometimes I suffer from panic attacks I have been followed before while out running and approached by a stranger on more than one occasion {totally creepy} I like the security of having “back up” in case something goes wrong or we happen to fall and roll down a hill and can’t get up! My hubby is my best friend and puts up with my adventures♥ This hike was going to be “easy peasy” heck we were just heading over to Napa {a 13 min drive from the house} and to Westwood Park. How hard could this be? Cool views, and healthy snacks…. Different and winding paths everywhere {which way…  Read More…

Bothe Park, Here We Come …

Okay so I have been waiting to find the time to sit and write this post.  Normally I try to get my point or story across as simple and short as possible (trust me, my hubby would love that) but in this case not so much.  This is the first post of my new Category “Field Trip Fridays”.  I have wanted to start this for some time, but as with all of us, life gets in the way and things come up and we get busy keeping on other tasks.  Settle in and grab a cup of tea or coffee OR whatever you chose and enjoy as I take you on the journey with the fam in parts of the beautiful wine country that we live in. Today’s venture….Bothe Park located in Napa Valley. The drive to Bothe Park was through Napa Valley {heading North}.  Highway 29 along that route is…  Read More…

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