Monday, May 23, 2011

The Good Life...

Guess where I've been?
Here are a few hints...
FABULOUS spring weather...
The aroma is awesome...
Row after row...
Who said California doesn't have Spanish Moss?

"Only the beginning..."
 Presentation is everything -
And LeCuvier does it perfectly.
 They are moving to their new facility -
(I'm going to miss the old one.)
A sneak peek of the new one.
Everyone gathered around for some
wonderful wine pairings...
Lots of laughter!
Our favorite picnic spot - Thatcher Winery.
We all pack a picnic basket and 
lay out quite the spread. :)
 With the goats. 
 Wonderful days with friends.
  And mile after mile...
beauty around each bend...
Not sure when we will make it 
back to Paso Robles.
I am missing my mountains -
I think we will go to Silver Lake in the Fall
instead of back here for the Harvest.

Until next time!
"Cheers!"


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24 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun is this. I love the wine country and the scenery is stunning. All the wine tasting is super too. Have fun. Hugs, Marty

A Vintage Chic said...

Not far from my house, Karen! Isn't it beautiful there?! The stuff in the trees is Lace Lichen--it DOES look like Spanish Moss! (I have to know this--I'm a naturalist at our County Park!) The kids I teach always say it reminds them of the trees around the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland!

So glad you had such a beautiful time!

Julie

BEAR's Mom said...

lovely surroundings = lovely time!!
cheers :D
~victoria~

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures and looks like you all had a WONDERFUL TIME! I have been to a couple of wineries, loads of fun! Ahhhhh, Spanish Moss! Love it!

Enjoy your day my friend, Love you bunches!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
I LOVE VINEYARDS!!!!Was this one near Temecula?????I love Napa Valley too, but Temecula is pretty cool and not a far drive from San Diego when we are there!!!
Lovely scenery for sure!!
hugs,
jamie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Good Morning Karen,
That looks like a perfect weekend spent with good friends and beautiful scenery!
I thought Napa Valley was gorgeous when we visited Calif., is it the same area?
Anyhoo, your hair looks so pretty, cute pic of you and hubby!
Miss Ya a lot girlfriend and I am still feeling guilty about that missing B-Day card.
I suppose you aren't up for Phoenix in July? Maybe October?
I plan on being there in July and then back in late October.
You take care and have a wonderful week too!
Hugs,
Cindy

zandra said...

Looks like a great time! I have never been to one. :o(
Hugz, Z

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ooooh....bet the wine was good. You know I want to do that someday! Have a good week (working:(

Heather said...

love the pictures! I am so glad you had a good time! I have never been in a winery but it looks interesting!

Blondie's Journal said...

I've never been to a winery and would love to do it someday! The Spanish moss is neat and so are your pictures. Everyone looks like they are having a ball!

XO,
Jane

Charlene said...

Did you drink some for me? Looks like soooooooooooo much fun! How's the painting coming along? I HATE TO PAINT! I'd go to a winery too if I had to choose! Miss you girlfriend! HUGS!
Charlene

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What is it about wineries...they are so pretty no matter where they are. We are supposed to head back to the wine country in Michigan soon and we just love it. This looks like fun!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Mmmmm, what a FUN trip!
I love touring wineries, we have a lot in our area.

Have a great week!
Hugs,
Anne

Our Back Porch said...

What FUN! I wanna go! :) Thanks for at least sharing the pics. lol

Hugs,
Rebecca

susie said...

It looks so wonderful friend...I love Paso Robles, but your 1st pics reminded me of Napa...love it there to!!!
Hey, maybe I just love wine! lol
Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend & give my love to Joy!!!
Hugs,
Susie

janis said...

Oh Karen~
Wineries are such a fun & lovely place to visit!
Looks like you had a splendid day indeed!

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! When I saw all the wine corks, I thought you were going to say you'd been on a drinking binge! :) You know I'm teasing! :)
What a lovely place and I'm sure you all had a wonderful time.
Good luck with redoing your hutch! :)
I'm sure you'll do wonderfully.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Wow love the music and the many, many photos. Looks like you had a great time. I am following. Thanks for following the ranch.

Patty in Oz said...

Wow! Your pictures are wonderful. I just love good photos! A 'little bit like gettin' to go' lol.

Thank you for sharing. I've only been to one winery...they all have a certain flavor of fun.

Hugs!

debi said...

Hi Karen,
I hope this is going to work today. I've been trying since you put this post up, to leave a comment.

I love your great photos! That is some beautiful country. It looks like you had a wonderful time...I hope you got a little bit of rest too!

debi said...

YAY!!! It worked! lol

Liz said...

Yet another item on my bucket list! :)

Beautiful pictures. :) How's the painting coming?

~Liz

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey You,
Just poppin over to say hi! Haven't seen a post in a long time and I hope everything is A-OK!
Miss you and I hope your just busy enjoying life!
Big hugs,
Cindy

JD said...

Beautiful pictures. It reminded me of our vacation to California, four years...Our best vacation ever...Thanks for bringing back great memories for me.