A valley I've called home for 25 years.
Napa Valley, and specifically Calistoga where I was born and raised has always held a special place in my heart. From the early morning fog blanketing the valley floor, to the hot air-balloons scattered throughout the sky, and of course the delicious food and wine that makes Napa Valley what it is.
These past few weeks have proved to be a horrific time for the valley. The glass fire, which from the time of me writing this has consumed over 67,000 acres and is 67% contained. This fire hit home in so many ways as it has damaged or destroyed many of the landmarks I grew up visiting. One of my favorite hiking spots has been burned, the Silverado trail looks like a war zone, and the famous Calistoga Ranch has been damaged to the point of no return. On top of all this, Covid19 has hit our valley hard with a loss of tourism due to restaurants and wineries being forced to close.
In California, It seems like with every passing year we get bombarded with these massive wildfires that threaten the very town I called home for 25+ years. This has unfortunately become the norm, something I wish wasn't the case.
Thank you to all the firefighters and emergency personnel that helped with the efforts of containing this fire and keeping our communities safe.
Articles I've read and enjoyed.
A few snapshots from this month.
This Month's Takeaways
- Protect your time - This is something that everybody has, but no one can get back
- Schedule , Schedule, Schedule! - If it's not on the calendar it wont get done!
- Read a book before bed - non fiction.