Sterling Vineyards


My Finnish fam is in town and they wanted to see the Napa Valley Vineyards. Nick and I don’t drink alcohol, but we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to venture out to the vineyards because they are so stunning. A friend recommended we go to Sterling in Napa Valley and I’m so glad we did. They have an air tram that takes you up the mountain so you can see an aerial view of the vineyards. So cool! And so beautiful from the top. 

We’ve had a wonderful weekend being tourists in our new city. My family being here makes me so happy. They live halfway across the world, so it’s hard I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like, but I feel so close to them. They’re hilarious and so generous and kind-hearted. I love them.

Hope y’all have a wonderful Sabbath. 

XOXO,

Alyse

Dolphin Discovery

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Ever since I was young, I wanted to swim with dolphins. My dream finally came true on our honeymoon 6 months ago! Not only did I want to post these photos because dolphins are adorable, but I HAD to post them because these photos were like $130. We definitely got scammed into buying them, but hey, we had to remember our special moment.

So we got to kiss them, hold them, dance with them, spin with them, ride on their fins, and then at the end, the put their noses on your feed and they speed you across the ocean like superman and you can physically stand up. (Notice I only put pics of Nick doing that one because he was much more photogenic up there. Haha) The whole time I was screaming and giggling like a little girl because it was SO COOL.

We learned that the dolphins eat a ton of food each day! They’re all super playful and the little ones learn breathing patterns from their mothers. We even saw a little baby dolphin and it was adorable! They all popped their heads out of the water to say hi when we got there.

If you haven’t done this yet, you absolutely have to do it! Bucket list item. This is something we will never forget!

Xoxo,

Alyse