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Its never a dull moment here in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. A cute little town that Carol and Jim moved to back in 1992 that has slowly morphed into tourist heaven. Being set right in the middle of of wine country the town square is littered with souvenir shops and winery tasting rooms, not to mention restaurants and cafes.
We arrived at about 4pm after driving from San Francisco airport and after dropping our bags at Carols we took the 15 minute stroll to the square ...
... moving on to the Soda Rock Winery. Here it was $5 each unless you purchased a bottle so we repeated the samplings and then purchased a bottle of $28 merlot for only $24 with the tastings for free. Almost forgetting those head colds. This Soda Rock winery is owned by a person from Ontario we were told who owned a winery there but got fed up with the tax structure in Canada so he sold it and bought this winery in California.
From there we ...
... up some gigantic hills, some that were so big I was scared I would roll back down! But I made it up in one piece so that was good. I didn’t want to drive up hills but it was the only way I could get up to the top of Lombard Street which is the Crookedest street in the world. It was a dream of my also to drive down this and not just walk down it so to do that even at 1 mile per hour was awesome!
My last stop was the Sister Act church. I ...
... nearly the trip done. The usual schlep home tomorrow will be as ****** as ever – not least because my run of upgrades has come to end and I have to finally accept my new premium economy reality. Its been and outstanding trip but I am looking forward to getting home so I can turn things around and get down to the NZ and Mick 3.0
By the numbers
Wineries visited: 9
Wines tasted: 50? 60? And there were some exceptional wines imbibed ...
... beautiful, bountiful vegetables. We were encouraged to eat to satisfaction, not to worry about the quantity, but rather the quality of the food. Hard to imagine that eating this healthy whole foods could help us lose weight, but it does!
We also had the benefit of lectures dealing with the "traps" we will encounter as we meet friends and family members with opinions on our eating choices. ...