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 stopped......it 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 rises.......so 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 trailer......so 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 ......so 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!!