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yesilovewine
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posted 04-01-2011 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
If you can ever figure out the airlines' pricing philosophy, Hawkeye, please do share because it sure doesn't make any sense to me either!
Do y'all ever do any tasting in the Suisun area or near to Sacarmento on your way to the Napa area?

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Hawkeye
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posted 04-01-2011 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
We go to very few locations from Chattanooga without flying Delta into Atlanta and then to our destination. Almost every tine we find that Sacramento is our best airfare. It is about a 4 1/2 hour flight from Atlanta. We pick up a rental car and it is an easy 1 1/2 hour trip to Calistoga. It is strange, but most of the time we can fly from Chattanooga to Atlanta and then to Sacramento at a cheaper fare than driving to Atlanta and taking a flight from there. Strange pricing.

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wolfman
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posted 04-01-2011 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wolfman   Click Here to Email wolfman     Edit/Delete Message
San Jose is probably not high on the list, but it worked for me because of the rate, Southwest Airlines, and I found a great deal on a rental car ($13 a day for a standard size). And if you have time, J. Lohr has a great little tasting room in town!

Without traffic, it took me about 90 minutes to get to the Napa area.

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yesilovewine
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posted 04-01-2011 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
...Oreo cows! Now that is a term I have not heard in YEARS!!!!!
If you are a photo person, then I hope you can plan to make a stop at Paradise Ridge's main facility around sunset on one of your future visits. You might get lucky and get a "two-fer" and see deer like we did!
Also, I was recently reading about the Bennett Valley area and saw some video of it on one of the websites and it looks like prime photo-op country.

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Poohh66
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posted 04-01-2011 04:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poohh66     Edit/Delete Message
oh and i forgot.... yesilovewine, thanks for your concern, the weather was horrific yesterday, alot of damage in some parts, many people still without power this morning, fortunately all we had was an overfull pool..... glad it's over and we are expecting a gorgeous weekend
gracias !!

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Poohh66
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posted 04-01-2011 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poohh66     Edit/Delete Message
we were going to stop at Elkhorn Peak and Bourassa but couldn't make it work and decided to just go straight to Napa, hopefully next time besides I got too distracted by the oreo cows (they are so cute), had to stop and take some pictures, I am a photo-freak and take time to stop and enjoy the view a little too much ~per my hubby

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yesilovewine
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posted 03-31-2011 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks!
Pooh! Was concerned about the weather in your neighborhood today!! If you are posting you must be okay!
You may have said on another post, but did you do any tasting in Suisun or Sierra Foothills areas when you drove from Sacramento? I think that would be a lot of fun and we have friends coming out this summer so I was going to suggest it to them if its not a pain to do.
Damombo, I'm not a big flyer either so I get your drift. Aside from the deal to bring back a case of wine for free, one of the reasons we tried Alaska/Horizon last time was the shorter trip. That no charge for bringing a case of wine is a nice perk!

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damombo
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posted 03-31-2011 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
The only airports we've used are Oakland and San Francisco. Even if airfare isn't a factor, my own personal quirk is that I prefer to fly Southwest, and those are their two airports. And since they stop at Oakland directly from Houston or Austin, then that is where we go. I'm a ridiculous nervous flyer, so I go for direct flights. The drive from Oakland to Napa is (in my book) fairly easy, and we have been lucky in the times we've driven it, so traffic hasn't been a factor...

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Poohh66
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posted 03-31-2011 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poohh66     Edit/Delete Message
we absolutely loved Sacramento....and really enjoyed the drive over

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yesilovewine
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posted 03-31-2011 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Hi EVerybody.
Wondering which airports y'all who have to fly over to the area use. We recently used Santa Rosa, usually use SFO, but I'm thinking a change may be in order.
I realize that airfare is often a factor, so lets take that out of it. If that were not a factor, what airport would you use and if you can say why, that would help.

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