While the ladies were getting their hair and nails done at the Spa at Silverado Resort in Napa—including my wife Cecile and daughter Michelle—Kyle played 18 rounds of golf with twenty of his friends and family members.
What did I do? Thanks to my friend James “Jimi” Hunter, we rode electric bikes that he and his beloved Jennifer brought up from Los Gatos. Everyone needs a friend like Jimi. I see him as the “Minister of Fun.” He motivates you to get out there and do things. It got back to me that he even got my son Jason and a few strangers to take his bike for a short spin.
Napa Valley is “an embarrassment of riches,” including 500 wineries, top rated restaurants and cycling routes, many with no designated bike lanes. We just made it up as we road along. In was a perfect morning to go riding, sunny, mild, fresh valley air—a respite from the late afternoon 90 degree heat we were in for. We drove in some of the most serene, scenic, friendly and low traffic parts of the valley. We stopped along the way to visit cattle, horses as seen in the photos, then continued our ride past manicured vineyards and private estates. The two hour riding time never went so fast. We got back to our respective rooms with a few hours to spare before Cecile and I walked Michelle down the bridal path, then gave her hand to Kyle and they were pronounced husband and wife by Jason, The Officiant, under the ceremonial Chuppa. It doesn’t get any better than this. Though, we hear grand kids are fun.🙂