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... foothills of the Mayacamas mountains and we were surprised that wine producing here goes back to the 1850s. All along the route stretched limos spill the eager tasters out for another slurp and guzzle. In truth we are there for the vibe and not really the wine, but we do a tour, essentially of racks of French oak barrels and taste a few wines. Such a difficult and artificial way to drink, and certainly no way to enjoy wine. The towns are pretty and the Spanish influence is everywhere ...
... travel light.
As we drove along the very windy and narrow Mountain View Road toward the coast, we decided that some of the people who moved to the Mendocino area to farm marijuana and otherwise escape civilization live here. Every once in a while you see dirt roads curve into the woods with a no trespassing sign posted. You sure have to enjoy isolation to live here. It's a beautiful drive, though, and we ...
... and tell stories. One of them told us about a blues and rock concert taking place that night at the park in Healthsberg and that's where we we were planning to go back to, when I discovered a crack in our front left tire. I haven't held the steering wheel so tight and driven so carefully slow, ignoring any traffic jams I might cause, since driving school, but we made it savely back to Healdsburg, where we bought an all new shoe ...
... her before) and she told us to check out the river mouth around Jenner. When we got there we found the seals just flopping around on the beach enjoying the sunshine which was finally beginning to come through the cloud. According to one local I spoke to, the paths down to the beach have been let go for the last 5 years or so because the state of California is bankrupt. They were quite dangerous and she said she often just sits and sort of crawls ...
... from a local bakery - then we hit up a mexican joint (El Farrolito) for a snapper burrito.
First stop for the concert was to pick up some wine - since there were so many shops, we decided to help out those that didnt seem to get much business - off the beaten path. They didnt get much business at all because there were no signs pointing to them but both places had some really good wine (In Vino Veritas and RoadHouse) and ...
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