We took advantage of the Easter break at my wife's school for a short trip to the Carson Valley area in Nevada, for some backroading, geocaching, and looking at potential retirement locations. It was still too early for wildflower hikes there; there were even a few snow flurries.
For the Easter weekend we came back over the Sierra to the Shenandoah Valley wine region near Plymouth, which we've visited a number of times since the early 90s. Big reds, no tasting fees, and no tour buses. We did well on the wine front (Story, Bray), and the wildflowers were out in profusion in the west Sierra foothills.
We drove back on Monday, our usual move to miss the Sunday ski slope traffic, and spent yesterday shoving the travel mess back into its usual spots. This afternoon we'll be attending a Tax Day Tea Party in San Mateo. Field report to follow.