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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wine Country Weekend

I took a break from my usual making this weekend to spend some time with friends up in Paso Robles,  the wine country of the central coast of California.
The terrain is very similar to the Rhone area of France, so those types of French Rhone grape varietals are grown and made into wine there. Paso Robles is becoming almost as popular as the Napa Valley in Northern California. 
We visited some small, intimate wineries, met some fun people up there and were the guests at a privately owned thoroughbred yearling training farm called Windfall farms. There were 775 acres of paddocks, barns, horses, sheep, cattle, and there was even a giant horse racing track. It was pretty cool to say the least! 
And my camera battery died so I didn't get any photos of it....
It sure was nice to take a couple of days off from my responsibilities. 
And I got an excuse to wear my colorful cowboy boots!
I brought my big camera and was so looking forward to taking some great photos.
But when I got my camera out of my bag I realized that it didn't have the battery in it!
So Instagram it was...
 Me at the Howling Coyote Vineyard, Paso Robles, California.
The Stacked Stone Winery on peach canyon in Paso. This was my favorite place of all.
 The view from Howling Coyote. It looked just like Italy. It was such a gorgeous day.
 Me with the girls and Ted, one of the owners of Cass Winery.
He was such a fun guy and gave us a private tour of the winery and some barrel tastings.
It was a pleasure to meet someone who loves what they do so passionately.
My husband. I don't think I have ever posted a photo of him on my blog in two years!
He's the silver fox.

Sometimes I spend so much time involved with the kids, the blog, and all of my projects that my head gets stuck in the sand.
I have been making an effort to be more social lately and get out with my husband and friends more often.
Life has a way of passing by very quickly if we don't take time for friends.


  1. So proud you had such a fun time.. Everyone needs to get away from the routine for awhile. Thankyou for sharing the wonderful photos..SO pretty.

  2. Looks like you had a great time, what a beautiful place. A bit of non-child time is so important too!

  3. Lovely photos. I've been to California a few times, but never been to the wine country. I've heard from friends though that it is just as wonderful as being at a wine probe in Germany!

  4. What beautiful country! And your boots are AWESOME!!!! I totally want a pair!

  5. Seems you had fun.
    Gorgeous boots! I would like to have a pair too. :o)
    Handsome husband. But I have (not a pair) something similar... ;o)

  6. I was on a flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara on Friday and saw someone who looked like you. She had on pink boots and a pink scarf and jeans. I almost asked her if she wrote a sewing blog, but then didn't. Was it you? :) I just started subscribing to your blog, so I wasn't sure. Glad you had a great trip.

    1. That would have been a real coincidence but no, I don't own any pink boots!

  7. I guess it's good. I would have been mad at myself for not saying hi. :)


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