Three hours out of Big Sur, CA nestle a city overlooking the San Francisco skyline. If you're ever in the Oakland area, I definitely recommend going to Rock Wall Wine Company (on the former Alameda Naval Air Base). I'm a big fan of sparkling wines, so you can't go wrong with their "Sparkling Rockpile Zinfandel" or "Sparkling Blanc De Blancs". The view is gorgeous enough to host engagements and birthday gatherings (really cool dome shaped venue). Afterwards, I stopped by Jack London Square to challenge some good friends of mine to bocce ball at Plank Oakland. The bocce ball court is quite challenging to play on, since I'm used to playing on sand. After a few tries, I got my aim dialed in. Lets just say, I'm now the "international champion". Who wants to challenge me?