On Claire and Julia’s last full day of their trip (sad face), we took a trip to Safari West in Sonoma. Located on 400 acres of gorgeous wine country, Safari West is home to more than 90 species of African wildlife. Safari West is also a breeding center for endangered birds. Founded in 1993 by Nancy and Peter Lang, Safari West is committed to the well-being and preservation exotic animals and birds. Conservation through education is a primary goal of Safari West and one of its educational mainstays is a fantastic three-hour tour of the property in open-air four-wheel drive land rovers and jeeps. You can also spend the night on the property in luxury tents complete with hot showers and hardwood floors – the smidge of roughing it every cocktail camper desires.
After our Safari adventure, we were, of course, famished. Julia and Claire had never been to In-N-Out Burger and requested we stop at the one in Mill Valley. When I learned that my parents also had never been to the best burger place in the world, dinner there was mandatory. If you have never been to In-N-Out, it is well worth a trip. They only make a few things: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, the famous “Double Double” (two cheeseburgers under one bun), french fries, and milkshakes. May I recommend the following menu: 1) The Double Double; 2) French Fries; and 3) Vanilla milkshake. You will not be dissapointed.