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Do NOT Go To Napa Valley Without Knowing These 7 Things

If you're considering moving to the Napa area you'd better investigate these 7 things first.

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING MOVING TO THE NAPA VALLEY AREA I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU 7 REASONS WHY YOU ARE GONNA HAAATTTEE IT HERE.

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE WHAT MY NUMBER 1 REASON IS. (WHO THINKS THEY KNOW ME WELL?)

REASON #7: WIND

IF YOU PAY THE BIG BUCKS TO GET YOUR HAIR BLOWN OUT THEN YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE THE WIND WE HAVE. NOW DON'T GET ME WRONG THERE ARE PLENTY OF CALM DAYS, BUT WHEN THE WIND DECIDES TO REAR ITS UGLY HEAD IT AIN'T PRETTY. YOU CAN GO FROM YOUR PERFECTLY TOSSED, FLOWING HAIR TO A RATS NEST IN 30 SECONDS. OH AND IF YOU ARE WEARING A DRESS WATCH OUT, THE PERSON BEHIND YOU JUST MAY GET A SHOW. I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE. YIKES

REASON #6: WINE TRAIN

IF YOU HATE WAITING AT A TRAIN CROSSING FOR TRAINS THEN THIS WILL DRIVE YOU NUTS. 

WE HAVE A BULLET TRAIN THAT RUNS THROUGH THE TOWN. NO JUST KIDDING BUT ITS A 100 YEAR OLD WINE TRAIN THAT MOVES AT A SNAILS PACE?  CRAWL PACE?  TURTLE PACE?  OK SO ITS SLOW MOVING.

YOU HOP ON BOARD AND TRAVEL ABOUT 30 MILES ROUND TRIP ON A HISTORIC 150 YEAR RAIL CORRIDOR WHERE YOU STOP AT CELEBRATED NAPA VALLEY WINERIES. OH AND DID I MENTION YOU GET TO DRINK WINE AND ENJOY LUNCH OR DINNER WHILE TRAVELING. IF THIS DOES NOT INTERST YOU THEN I AM NOT SURE WE CAN BE FRIENDS. (WINK WINK)

REASON#5: OPEN SPACE

IF YOU JUST LOVE LIVING IN A ZERO LOT LINE HOUSE THEN YOU DEFINITELY WONT LIKE LIVING IN THE NAPA VALLEY. HERE YOU CAN'T PEAR OUT YOUR WINDOW TO YOUR NEIGHBOR AND SIGN THAT YOU NEED COFFEE BECAUSE THEY ARE ONLY 2 FEET AWAY. OK MAYBE THATS AN EXAGGERATION BUT YOU GET THE IDEA.

HERE YOU REALLY HAVE TO YELL LOUD OR EVEN GET ON YOUR PHONE AND CALL THEM WHEN YOU NEED THAT EGG BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MUCH SPACE BETWEEN THE HOMES. 

BUT DON'T WORRY WE DO HAVE NEWER HOMES, AS WELL AS NEW BUILDS, SO THERE ARE OPTIONS.

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REASON #4: HISTORIC DISTRICTS

IF YOU DON'T LIKE HISTORIC DISTRICTS  YOU WILL HATE THE DOWNTOWN AREA. 

HERE WE HAVE 100+ YEAR OLD HOMES. SOME ARE RESIDENCES WHILE OTHERS HOUSE BUSINESSES. 

BUT IF VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE IS NOT YOUR STYLE THEN YOU MAY NOT LIKE THIS AREA. LUCKILY THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER OPTIONS FOR YOU.

REASON #3: SMALL TOWN FEEL

THIS ONE MAY SURPRISE YOU….A SMALL TOWN FEEL

SO IF YOU LOVE THE BIG CITY WITH ALL THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE AND CAR HORNS WITH PEOPLE YELLING AT YOU ALL THE TIME AND CUSSING YOU OUT THEN RUN FAST CAUSE THIS LIFESTYLE IS MORE LAIDBACK AND RELAXING. NOW DON'T GET ME WRONG WE STILL HAVE THE NORMAL BIT OF CRAZY BUT MIXED IN THE SMALL TOWN VIBE.

REASON #2: EARTHQUAKES

YOU HAD TO KNOW THIS WAS COMING….EARTHQUAKES.

IF THESE MOSTLY MILD, GENTLE RUMBLES SCARE YOU THEN RUN FOR THE HILLS. THEY REALLY DO COME OUT OF NOWHERE, SOUND LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN COMING DOWN ON YOU AND SHAKE THE ENTIRE HOUSE.

I KNOW, I KNOW YOU WILL TAKE THE HURRICANES AND TORNADOS BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY ARE COMING BUT HONEY THOSE THINGS LAST A LOT LONGER THAN THE EARTHQUAKES DO…..WELL EXCEPT FOR ALL THE AFTERSHOCKS.

I WILL TAKE A LITTLE SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL ANY TIME OVER BEING SUCKED UP BY A TWISTING MONSTRASITY AND PUT DOWN IN THE NEXT TOWN.

GIVE THAT SOME THOUGHT MIDWEST.

NOW WE ARE GETTING DOWN TO THE GOOD STUFF AND MY FAVORITE.

REASON #1: WINE

WE HAVE AWARD WINING WINES SERVED UP AT CELEBRATED WINERIES. THERE ARE OVER 500 WINERIES IN NAPA VALLEY.

IF YOU VISITED 1 WINERY A WEEK IT WOULD TAKE YOU OVER 9 YEARS.  WHOS’ WITH ME FOR THAT CHALLENGE?

SO I GUESS MAYBE I SHOULN'T HAVE INCLUDED THAT ON THIS LIST AS ITS NOT SOMETHING I HATE.