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[Calistoga CA] The wine country in Sonoma and Napa counties is
beautiful. With our trusty rental car, an iPhone and a Blackberry, we
figured we didn't need GPS or a map. While we're not lost, as we've
been here before, we are learning how quickly one becomes dependant
when every car one owns has a GPS in it.
The wireless phone works, to a degree, but it needs cell towers to
triangulate a location. Not a lot of towers out here. Tasting wine
doesn't exactly sharpen one's own internal compass either. Not wanting to
drive back the exact route in reverse when we return to San Francisco
after dinner, we fell back on that low-tech standby: a map.
How 20th century.
Since dinner here in Calestoga will include more wine, a map is
probably worth the cost of a latte (the new universal cost-comparative
standard it seems.)