Oh, if Napa were cool. I wouldn't mind living here as much if there were things to actually do here. If you're single and don't know many people, if you didn't grow up here and have your clique, this town is not very inviting. There isn't a hub, an area that can be walked, that stays open past 9pm on any given night. Where are the galleries downtown that have a monthly art walk with wine and cheese? Where are the hot spots to check out the scene? Where are the venues for music? Why can't we dance here? Is this Footloose, circa 2009? What is with this place?
According to this article, they are trying to revamp downtown and are spending over $750k to come up with a plan. Um, ok. Government processes are ridiculous, but ok. Will any of this cool stuff happen?? Will COPIA be turned into something other than a conference center or tourist trap? If they put mixed-use buildings in downtown, won't that thwart any efforts against live music or DJs? I'm tired of leaving Napa just to do something fun. I'd rather my tax money stay here!
Today I am thankful that my parents and family are coming to my house for Thanksgiving. It'll be fun to host them!