Tomorrow morning I'll be on a flight from JFK to Oakland, where I'll hop in a rental car to drive north to Santa Rosa to attend the first annual Wine Bloggers Conference this weekend.

Normally on a trip such as this one, I'd be warning you about a period of blog silence, but I plan to be doing regular updates throughout the day and then also in the evenings.

It's going to be a lot of fun meeting (in person) many of the people I've gotten to know as a part of the wine blog community over the years.

I'm sure there will be plenty of good wine to taste as well.

The only thing that would make this a better trip would be if Nena and Jackson were coming with me.