i woke up early yesterday and drove to napa to join our friends Leigh and Dave and some of the other members of their wine club. they are in the ever-continuning process of making wine, and the club members are expected to help out by picking, crushing, pressing, etc. so today started out with picking merlot in calistoga(napa valley). it was a beautiful morning...and you can see how full the grapes were. after just under 2 hours of picking, we drove the grapes back to their house for crushing.