A Day in Paso Robles

When we were driving to Cambria last summer, we passed through the vineyards of the Paso Robles wine region. Now we like wine, but stopping was pretty much out of the question because even though it was 65-70 degrees in Cambria that week, it was 100+ over the hill Paso — and with Penny in…

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Last Call

Before we left for France, I posted that I didn’t really like “checklist” vacations and I’m happy to report that even though we kept ourselves pretty busy, there was never a sense that we fell into the trap of going to see things because we were “supposed” to. You might recall though that I did…

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Us and Them

Note: this is the first in what will probably be a long series about our trip to France last month. That is, if I ever finish processing all the pictures. C’est comme ca. Quiz time: Fill in the subject of each of the following statements with “Americans” or “The French” …are pretty sure they invented…

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Wine + Nerd = CellarTracker

So, anyone that spends time here probably knows that we like a good cocktail from time to time here at The Aerie.  But as hard as it is to believe, a good stiff drink isn’t always the right accompaniment for every occasion.  Sometimes you just have to have a good glass of wine. Wine (as…

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Answers, We Got Answers

Well — from the map, it doesn't look like anyone was able to get all four answers correct — though grrrace should have stuck with her first instinct on the first question.  Also, there was someone that answered that vizu didn't put on the maps.  Perhaps someone from the space station is playing along. First…

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The Things You Learn…

This past weekend, the Beloved and I did what all good unemployed and furloughed people in California do with a couple of extra days — we went to Sonoma and tasted some fantastic wines and saw some gorgeous landscapes. Sadly, there'll be no picture of a glass of pinot noir in the foreground against the…

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Saturated In Sonoma

We took the Beloved-in-Laws (who are visiting) up to Sonoma this past weekend for a little touring and wine-tasting.  There was a lot of good wine and good food.  The other thing there was a lot of: rain.  Pretty much from our arrival on Saturday afternoon until we left on Monday, it rained.  Fortunately, it…

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A Couple of Winers

So, even though I was gone for just a couple of days, it seems like we were gone for quite a while. Oakland View Oakland.  The symposium was a lot of fun for me.  I got to see a couple of friends that I hadn’t seen in a while which was great.  Also, I participated…

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