The next winery was Astrale e Terra. I absolutely LOVED this place for the outdoor grass seating and wide open fields of vines. The setting was very relaxing and we all enjoyed lying on the grass, getting to know each other a bit more.
The final stretch to the last winery was my favorite. Five miles of riding in the Napa Valley on the Silverado Trail. Absolutely beautiful...I didn't want it to end!
Around 5:30pm we arrived at the final winery - Cliff Lede Vineyard. We were served appetizers and, you guessed it, more wine.
On Sunday morning, I went for an early 30 minute run to clear my mind. I needed a little "me" time to prepare myself for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that was awaiting for me around 11:30am.
Around 8:30am, we got into our Toyota Prius's and headed to the cute, beautiful town of Yountville for a sculpting aerobic session with the To ne It Up , Oakley Women ambassadors Katrina and Karena. I learned a lot of new glute exercises (always helpful as a triathlete/runner) and enjoyed an amazing breakfast outside on the lawn.
The group was yumming a lot during the talk (wish there woud be more of that on a daily basis rather than talk of "I shouldn't eat this, this is bad, I feel guilty, etc." and near the end, Chef Sandy, did a demo of cooking fresh salmon in safflower oil and using a crisp leaf of lettuce to hold the salmon and topping it with sprouts and red onion. A beautiful presentation - as every meal should be when we provide our body with nutrient-dense fuel.
Although rude for most talks, I was so surprised when I saw how many tweets and facebook posts I received during my nutrition workshop. I stole a few pics from Twitter and Facebook.
Isn't it so neat that the audience can see on the big screen, what Chef Sandy is preparing! Like a real cooking demo - oh wait..it was!! :)
I appreciate you reading my recap of the event as it was a great weekend, filled with lots of activity, great food and a total appreciation for my only life and confirming my desire to keep my body in good health....here's one last video to recap the event - I love being part of the Oakley Women family!