Carving out some time for family and the causes that matter most to me is critical this time of year. I’m easily wrapped up in meeting the needs of my buyers and sellers but make a conscious effort to make sure I spend some quality time with my babies who are growing up far too fast.
This Friday we snuck away to Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa. I visited this man made lake as a child and enjoyed swimming and floating on innertubes. Now they have new inflatable obstacle courses you can play on from 11AM-6PM daily for $10. Across the parking lot is a lake for paddle boarding, paddle boating and canoeing. http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Visit/Spring-Lake-Regional-Park/Water-Park/
Saturday, after showing property and my open house, we headed out to Relay for Life to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. My daughter and son raised money by hosting a babysitting night and a bake sale to benefit this cause near and dear to our hearts. At night, when they light these luminaria in honor or in memory of those who have battled cancer we are truly touched and inspired to do what we can. https://donate3.cancer.org/?lang=en&_ga=2.226047132.705023103.1532881779-906825142.1527555182
Now I’m off for more showings and an open house at 3430 Westminster Ct. All open houses are below for your reference. Then, we’re making some time for a fun summer tradition…school supply shopping! ;)
Coming on the market this week! A sneak peek just for you!
Let me know if you would like to see this house before it hits the market next week. I will host an open house next Saturday, July 28th 1:00-4:00PM.
This week’s open houses are also below for your viewing pleasure ;)
My family and I escaped midweek so I could celebrate my birthday!
We headed down to our family house in Los Osos, next to San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Although this was our destination, my family also uses it as a resting point when travelling to Los Angeles or San Diego. Now, with some of our family living in Southern California the central coast is a great meeting spot.
A few places you will not want to miss if you have a chance to visit include:
Thursday night San Luis Obispo Farmers Market- this is the BEST market ever https://downtownslo.com/farmers-market/
Carlock’s Bakery- a tradition for as long as I can remember in Los Osos https://www.carlocksbakery.com/
Downtown San Luis Obispo- visit the mission, eat at Giusippes https://www.giuseppesrestaurant.com/ or clam chowder at Splash (also in Pismo beack) http://www.splashcafe.com/ , shopping, gum wall, Friday night concert in the Plaza next to the mission https://downtownslo.com/events/
Avila Beach http://www.visitavilabeach.com/ You need a day here. Kids love the tide pools and small waves. They have their own farmer’s market Friday evening. My dad’s favorite place to grab a drink is Rick’s.
McClintocks Dining Hall at Shell Beach – a nice place to grab a HUGE meal after a full day at the beach. https://www.mclintocks.com/dining-house/
Hike and tide pools at Montana de Oro http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=592
Morro Bay- rock http://www.morro-bay.ca.us/ , Crills salt water taffy http://www.crills.qpg.com/ , Skateboard Museum, Giovanni’s Fish Market
Taco Temple in Morro Bay- BEST fish tacos EVER! Sunset Magazine agreed… http://tacotemple.com/
Madonna Inn- come for a drink and you might not be able to pass up the cake. This place is like nothing you have ever seen. Be sure to take it all in, even the bathrooms. https://www.madonnainn.com/
In just 3 days, we did it all! Please share you favorites at the Central Coast! We didn’t even make it to Hearst Castle or venture down to Santa Barbara or Solvang this trip.
Still in the hunt for a home? Catch me up on any new details regarding your search. Check out the open houses below. Let me know what questions you may have or if you would like to see these houses at an alternative time.
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Be a tourist in your own valley! This is the perfect plan for a Friday excursion. Start at St. Helena’s Crane Park for the weekly Friday morning Farmer’s Market. http://sthelenafarmersmkt.org/ The market offers amazing produce and delicacies which you can enjoy while playing bocce, watching the skateboarders in the skate park or just taking in the views near the tire swing. Crane park is well shaded with so water play for the little one’s. Make a quick stop in St. Helena at the local favorite, Giugnis Deli to pick up some sandwiches. Bring cash and don’t forget to pick up some of their secret sauce. https://www.menuism.com/restaurants/giugnis-deli-saint-helena-356299 Next, park at Boethe park for some hiking. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=477 We enjoyed hiking to the Bale Mill which only operates on the weekends but is still an amazing historical landmark hiking destination. Now you have a choice, visit the Castle for a tour and to pick up some wine first or go picnic at the Old Faithful Geyser first and make your last stop the wine. Decisions. The Castello di Amorosa delights visitors of all ages and is a must see. Allow plenty of time to roam the castle both in the courtyard and down in the lower levels where you will find the Torture Chamber and Armory. https://www.castellodiamorosa.com/ The Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga is more than just a natural wonder. It now boasts, gardens, bocce and corn hole, a geology museum and a variety of animals. You are encouraged to stay all day and picnic. http://www.oldfaithfulgeyser.com/ After driving up Hwy 29 you may choose to take in the scenery all the way back south on Silverado trail. Even just driving through the sweet town of Calistoga gets you planning your next up valley adventure.
Rather stay in Napa? Come visit me at the Premiere Public Open house at my listing at 3430 Westminster Ct. off Brown’s Valley Rd. I will be there today 1-4PM. Then you might want to continue on to visit some of the other open houses below for your reference.
Either way, let me know if you real estate needs have changed and I will do my best to help!
Summer is in full swing and I wish you a very safe and happy 4th of July this week! I’ve been enjoying some special dates with my favorite people including a day and night at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. https://beachboardwalk.com/
My son, Lucas, and I went to pick up my daughter from UC Santa Cruz lacrosse camp a day early so he could drag me around the Boardwalk calling all the shots. His unlimited ride bracelet was used thoroughly and you might not know that after 5PM with a plastic Coke product (even Aquafina water) bottle the ride bracelet is only $14.95. You can also purchase an attraction bracelet to play unlimited miniature golf, laser tag, and use the climbing wall for only $10. Each attraction alone is $6. Our favorite Boardwalk foods are the teriyaki rice bowls and fried zucchini. It wouldn’t be a trip to Santa Cruz without one of Mariani’s caramel apples. 7.5 hours later we were ready for bed, but since I usually am a solo parent on this trip we drive 15 minutes from the Boardwalk to stay in safer, cleaner, quieter, Scotts Valley. http://www.guestreservations.com/best-western-plus-inn-scotts-valley/booking?msclkid=35ac1a882d371624863a41b0c9b032a8
Our additional summer date plans include:
Even visiting open houses can be a fun date! Today’s open houses are attached just for you! Let me know if you have any questions or would like to see any property outside of open house hours.
Growing up in Napa I learned the value of community. I strive to serve the neighborhoods that I grew up in and the people who desire to make Napa their home. I help people connect to the community of Napa with a focus on continuing to build the unique community of Napa and my belief that home is where your story begins.