In the beginning of the month I took my first trip to California for my Santa Fe Friend's bachelorette party. I wasn't sure I was going to make the trip work, but a month before I pulled some strings and committed I am so happy I did. I met some amazing woman and had a blast! The weekend started early on a Thursday morning when four Santa Fe girls drove to Albuquerque to catch an early flight to the Bay Area.
After a couple hours we landed in Oakland with an amazing mid-western pick up, one of Betsy's Chicagoan bridesmaids drove us to San Francisco to meet the other three ladies. We check in at Parc 55 Wyndahm in Union Square, a lovely hotel, and set out to explore the city. We dined at Café Divine, toured Fisherman's Wharf, and photographed Lombard Street, very cool!
After an amazing afternoon of exploring, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for a night out on the town and dinner at Basil, an amazing Thai restaurant. We then continued our night at Asia SF, a unique nightclub with beautiful men in drag as entertainment. We ended the night at Butter, a white trashed themed bar with amazingly fun drinks served in Mason jars, my kind of place. I can't tell you exactly what happened after we entered Butter, everything is quite a blur. I woke up the next morning with a killer headache and very upset stomach, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the ride to Wine Country!
We arrived to Guerneville, a small vacation town located along the Russian River in Sonoma County and had a perfect and relaxing afternoon by the pool, took naps, and enjoyed lunch made by me. We had an easy night and went out for dinner and headed back to the house awaiting the hours until we toured a few California wineries by limo!
We returned to our rental home just in time for fish tacos (again by me!) followed by gifts and games. SO MUCH FUN. I was sad to say good-bye to all my new friends, Sunday we enjoyed one final meal together and headed back to San Francisco. We parted ways at the Bart station and departed from Oakland back to Santa Fe. I had a wonderful time with eight wonderful woman. I can't wait for the wedding festivities in just six short weeks.