Everyone needs to get to Sonoma at least once in their lives. Most of you won't be able to take advantage of the of my aunt and uncle legendary hospitality, but you'll still have a golden time.
My Memorial Day weekend up in wine country was a movable feast of conversation, hiking, eating, and repeat. The most memorable moments were spent driving and hiking around the Sonoma Valley. The rolling hills, vineyards, forests make for a particular environment that -- combined with all the other exquisite little spots in the U.S. -- make this the best country on Earth.
Besides hanging with my family, the other highlight was seeing Herbie Hancock at the Sonoma Jazz Festival. We had great seats, and Herbie put on a helluva show.
It looks like they have the festival every Memorial Day weekend. I wonder who's playing next year ...