Monday, February 20, 2017

T-Stands for a Four Day Weekend

Well, I'm running a little late for the T-Party over at Altered Book Lover......I just checked and the party started without me!
I'm starting off with the ONLY photo I have of a drink from the weekend that was all about wine and wineries.  A glass of water at a Pub style restaurant...and now I can't think of the name of the place....LOL! 

We pulled our 5th wheel trailer over to Paso Robles, about 1 1/2 hours from here,   It was raining like crazy by the Mr. (a big rig driver) had no problems.  Just before getting to highway 101 the rain was headed for our house by then.  We stayed at a place called The Paso Robles RV Ranch, a very nice RV park.  By the time we got parked and set up the sun was setting.  I took these with my phone because I hadn't unpacked my camera yet.

These two, above, are actually looking east and the reflections of the sunset in the storm clouds.

These last two are looking west at the setting sun.  It was just gorgeous and made me think of Valerie's beautiful sun these are for you Valerie.
Later that evening our friends joined us for the weekend.  They had been our neighbors for years, we raised our kids together, then they moved into Bakersfield.  Our boys are like brothers, so it was great to get to spend a weekend with them.  They stayed in our trailer with us....since it will sleep 6 with no problem.

Saturday we spent at a wine "pick-up" party at the winery I've shared numerous photos of, so none this post....*grin* We did contact an other couple that were staying at their place, at the beach and had them join us to go winery hopping.......and that made 6 of us!  We went to an area none of us had been before and found some great places.  
The following photos are from the Villa San-Juliette winery. It was the BEST time of day to take pictures and I had left my camera on the table at the I was doing pouting as I used my cell phone....again!  I didn't take any inside photos, of any of the wineries due to the fact they were packed with people.....this is a very big weekend for this area.

Here we all are...such a fun group to be with.

This was the pub we had lunch in on Sunday, it looks empty but it really was busy.  The bar was the only place nobody was sitting.  It was also rather small inside, so it was hard to get a photo without somebody I didn't know in it.  They did have sidewalk tables......but they were packed with people.
The food was ok, I had french onion soup and a piece of DH's battered fish.....the fish was good.

Judy didn't realize I was taking a picture of the signs behind her.....she's so goofy!

Two doors down was an art studio, showroom, classroom type place.  I finished my lunch fastest, so I could get over there.  This was from across the street so I could get the sign better.......again with my cell.....and not the best.

They had a class schedule outside, I was surprised to see a Mixed Media workshop at 4 that afternoon.  If we hadn't had other plans I would have gone back.  I didn't get any photos of the all the art, but I did talk to a lot of the artists......again NO CAMERA!

This is where we were headed, a winery that is very well known for it's Sculptures! Even the name is based around the....Sculpterra! I didn't get a photo of the gate.....DH had the pedal to the medal, so I got a snap of this as we parked with my CAMERA!!!!  It is just a wooden cut out.

Now for the real stuff.......LARGER than life!!

 One of my favorites....the human arrow.
This cat is on their wine labels... I was loosing the light so this isn't the best photo.

  This was a wall and not as 3-D or metal like the rest of them.

This guy was my other favorite.....I just love this!

The door to go inside

The metal work on the canopy

Two large light fixtures on each side of the door.  Once again no inside photos.....this place was packed!!  They even had live music set up in one area, but I didn't go out there......Judy had just discovered she had lost her cell phone!  So back we went retracing our steps.....and then found it on the counter IN our trailer!!!

So that is the short version....gasp!  It was a great weekend.  Monday we packed up the trailer and headed home.  
Last Tuesday was spent cleaning the trailer ( and not joining T-day) to get it back into storage, as we were warned of a bad storm headed our way.  We ended up taking it to storage the morning storm the storm started.  Our area didn't get hit as bad as LA and some of the northern part of the state.  We did get some pretty strong wind, a lot of the almond trees are down.  They don't have a very deep root system, so when the ground is soaked (like this year) and the wind blows...they don't stand a chance.  And they were just braking out into bloom, so the farmers have lost a lot of trees, and blossoms and the bees aren't coming out in this weather to pollinate we will see how things are going to be effected later.

I had the GDs today, a super fun day...more about that in an other post, in an other time.  I'm pooped and my pillow is calling me.  Tomorrow is all set for my pain pals to come and paint again, so I'll be around much later to see what's going on with the T-gang.
Thanks for stopping by........yawn, yawn!!


  1. Oooooh, what a wonderful place you visited, love all the photos, and of course, a BIG thank you for the lovely sunset pics, you know how I am fixed onto sun photos! Glad you were able to enjoy your long weekend at that winery. Love all the sculptures. Happy T day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wonderful pics from this super trip - fantastic and unique sculptures and your wheel trailer gang looks so nice!Great that you shared all the fabulous photos with us from Paso Robles!
    Happy T-Day Krisha!

  3. Fantastic photographs I felt I was there with you all--would have been nice.

    Happy T Day and water is the best drink of all.

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. What a wonderful weekend you had and a fantastic place to visit. The photos all looked great, I especially liked those metal sculptures.
    Happy T Day.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Photos of these wineries are incredible. I am in AWE of the metal sculptures in the second winery, and the architecture at the first place you visited. This must have been a really fun trip, because you seem to love that sort of thing. I've been to several breweries, but never a winery. I can only imagine how much fun you had, especially going with hubby and friends.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful sculptures, architecture, and drinks with us for T this Tuesday. Have fun at your paint party, too.

  6. I think you had a fantastic little break away Krisha!!!! It looks like such a good timeI am jealous. And those sculptures-wow. Glad you shared these photos and your story- I really njoyed my little arm chair travelling. Happy T day-Hugs-Erika

  7. Happy T for Tuesday, I am new to the party. wow I really enjoyed all of your photos-the sky photos amazing an inspiration for some art work-a few years ago I got asked to sun paint a sky on quilt fabric and I said who me??? I am not an artist she insisted and it was a very fun project-your photos remind me of that--love all the sculptures too-what an awesome weekend for all of you

  8. what an amazing all around excursion Krisha-and I enjoyed every bit of it too! Gorgeous sky photos along with all those fab sculptures. Nothing like cooperative weather and good friends to enjoy it all with. Happy T day!

  9. What a wonderful weekend you had with your friends, everyone looks like they were having the most amazing time and so much fun too! That was a glorious sunset and the metal sculptures are stunning. I love the bucking bronco, prancing horse and sleeping leopard in the tree - amazing! Happy T Day! :-)

  10. Krisha i hardly know what to comment on! But i HAVE to tell you those sculptures are incredible! Wow! I don't think i could pick just one... We used to see alot of winery hopping when we lived in CA around Livermore... where hubby worked.. We always wondered how they did it.. Did they designate a driver? Or were there just alot of intoxicated people on the road going from winery to was a little unnerving ..I'm so glad you had such a fabulous time girlfriend. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  11. What a wonderful trip you had. It looks like so much fun you lucky girl. The art work looks amazing and the sculptures in particular are spectacular. I think the big cat is probably my favourite although it's hard to choose. The pub looks very inviting too. Thanks for sharing. Barbxx

  12. Your photos are always wonderful - big fancy camera or cell phone. You have an awesome eye for framing shots. I have a reporter friend who says she only carries her DSLR to events because people then take her seriously. She prefers shooting with her cell phone. lol.

    That sculptures around the Sculpterra winery are wonderful! (I've added Sculpterra to my bucket list. Our son and his wife live in Oakland.) Thanks for sharing all the photos of a fun, fascinating weekend.

    Happy T-day, Krisha! Hugs, Eileen

  13. I don't know where to start! I've never been to a winery, but your outing makes me want to :) You got great photos of that pink sky. The pub sounds appealing; I'd definitely like to try the fish. Happy T Tuesday!

  14. Oh My! How wonderful to meet up with friends and share a visit in such a lovely area! Those skies and the sculptures are amazing! Happy T Day, Chrisx

  15. Loved all the photos, fabulous sculptures at the winery, gorgeous sunset photos, and a fun shot of you and your friends! Happy T Day!

  16. Loved all the photos, fabulous sculptures at the winery, gorgeous sunset photos, and a fun shot of you and your friends! Happy T Day!

  17. I really enjoyed looking at photos of your weekend. Judging by the photos, the rain did not persist and there seems to have been quite a bit of sunshine.
    Lovely sunset photos! (Even if they were done on your phone)
    The winery places look very posh. I just love the sculptures! The human arrow is my fav too (from what you shown me) and the leopard in the tree is so lifelike.
    Next time you go away in your trailer, could you take some pictures of the interior of your trailer. For us ordinary European mortals American trailers are spectacular! I'd love to see it and I'm sure some others would too.
    You had a lovely time with your friends, that's the important bit.
    Belated happy T-Day,