Day 6: Wine Country
It was another beautiful sunny day in San Fran, with blue skies and tasty bagel/coffee breakfasts. This day was not a typical field school day, because today…. we had a VAN! We could go anywhere we so pleased, and what could be a better idea than doing some wine tasting in the Sonoma/Napa Valley?
Before the wine, the enthusiastic young geographers casually stopped off at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for some group pictures. The fine clear day presented the picturesque landmark in its full glory. The crimson steel of the bridge was alluring and the ocean; a fine contrast.
Later, after driving through the dramatic landscape of the Californian coast we reached our first winery. With everyone in the class putting on their elite connoisseur face, we drank several of Sonoma Valley’s finest wines. The group travelled for the most part of the day in the van, going from winery to winery, with red smiles and good laughs.
To finish off this perfect day, we stopped off in a peripheral town called Healsburg to wash down the remnants of wine with a cool glass of ale. We raced back to San Fran, with minimal pee breaks, had a quick class discussion and called it quits after a long tough day at the office.