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Labor Day Getaway

Mt. Diablo and Napa
Sept. 1-2, 2012

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A random office email offering two nights' reservations at a camp site on Mt. Diablo salvaged our idea of camping on Labor Day weekend. How many hundreds of times have I driven by Mt. Diablo without ever thinking about it or even noticing its 4,000-foot peak? The 360-degree view from the top is pretty extraordinary, as was the sunset and the surprise encounter with a fox eating berries in a small tree.

On the drive home, we looped through Napa for a burger at Gott's and a look at the old family tannery on Coombs Street.