The ideal summer day trip has no agenda. It requires little more than a good companion or several, lunch reservations, a vaguely attractive secondary destination (wineries always qualify) and a selection of supplies.
Of course, standards must be maintained. Wear a lightweight linen jacket; a straw hat; a polo or a tee shirt; linen, fresco or cotton trousers; and a pair of unlined shoes. Socks are not required. And, just in case, throw a linen sweater into the soft sided bag that holds the day's possibilities.
A capacious tote bag to me is an important contributor to the day. A towel and swim trunks allow for a dip if opportunity presents itself. A book or other reading material gives permission for an hour under a tree. And the corkscrew means that party members other than the designated driver can maintain their mood throughout.
In Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley's Westside Road affords all these possibilities and more. A convertible top is optional.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Posted by Will at 7:00 AM