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4 Reasons To Ride The Napa Valley Wine Train 

Well. we did it! My sister, Tracy and I pulled off the surprise of the century! Okay, that might be a bit of hyperbole but let me say there was one birthday girl who thought it was.

You’ll recall I told you a few days ago that my sister was taking my mother, Anne, on a business trip to California with her. The visit was two-fold; Tracy was there, as I said, on business but it was also a chance to celebrate mom’s 81st birthday. So along with taking her to our old stomping grounds (we grew up in Northern California), we planned a surprise trip aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.

It was, in a word, spectacular!

Related: GEM On The Go: All Aboard The Napa Valley Wine Train

We timed the visit perfect too; the Napa Valley Wine Train is celebrating its 25th year in business! And it is the 150th anniversary of the rail corridor. So along with the spectacle, beauty and grandeur, we got a good dose of history and celebration.

So here’s a peek at our very special birthday trip with mom. And click here to learn more about the Napa Valley Wine Train. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too!

The Memories

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To me, this is really what this trip was about; an opportunity to slow down and catch up with one another. I can't wait until we do it again.. and we will! Have you ever been on the Napa Valley Wine Train? What was your experience? Disclosure: The fine folks at The Napa Valley Wine Train were kind enough to host us by providing train tickets for our trip. All thoughts and opinions are my own.