Monday, September 8, 2008

First Wine Tasting Trip

David and I just returned from a weekend trip to the Central Coast where we went wine tasting for the first time. On our way over to Shell Beach, we drove through the Edna Valley region just south of San Luis Obispo and were surprised at the number of wineries there. We stopped at Telosa and Edna Valley, but were eager to get to the pool and beach and start relaxing so we kept the tasting to a minimum. We were so disappointed to drive over the coastal range and see how cloudy and overcast it was. So much for margaritas by the pool!
Since the bad weather persisted through Sunday, we ventured back to the wine region to enjoy some 84 degree sunshine and beautiful countryside. We visited Baileyana, Saucelito Canyon, Kynsi, and Claiborne and Churchill. These were all small informal wineries and we enjoyed learning a little more about the industry. Even Dave (who really doesn't like wine that much) got into the tasting experience. I think we'll add wine tasting to our trips...whenever we are vacationing sans kiddos!
And special thanks to mom who watched the girls, giving us some much-needed R & R! But poor mom....she had her hands full with Courtney who was throwing up the first night we were gone. I feel bad but am so grateful to have had some relaxation before mom heads back to Arizona for the winter.
Well, now it's back to the real world... Getting up 1-2 times in the night with Courtney. Up and off to work for a full day at the office. Come home to manage dinner, baths, and referee. Then a quick workout, off to bed and it starts all over!

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