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... the main tasting room, and it hid behind carefully placed pillars inside the room as if it were really in that one place.
The tour began with a lovely, refreshing sparkling wine. We made our way around the building looking at the packaging and processing rooms, flute in hand. After our tour we tried five more wines, I think. Unfortunately for Ben, he was driving and he was not keen on the French oak barrels that are used for all of the wines. I, on the other hand, found all ...
... was the Swiss Hotel on the other side of the city square. With two pints consumed we then set sail for the Roche Winery tasting bar. What a small world it is; standing at the bar we met an American couple who spent 3 years in Melbourne. We swapped stories about the world's most liveable city over some glasses of chardy & pinot. Soon bored by that conversation we muscled our way onto another table of quaffers who were holidaying from Cincinnati. ...
... br> Then a stop at Muir Woods.
Despite the relatively short time there, it was one of the highlights of the trip thus far. Lots of superlatives have been used in our trip narratives, and no sense in adding any here other than to say it was a borderline spiritual experience. No camping allowed in the park, unfortunately -- but did get some good tips on available sites up Hwy 1. So off we went.
Alas, we found that our ...
... We went exploring and found that the boat house was turned into an extra part of the restaurant, it even had a little bar, a couple tables and a really old piano. Too bad the restaurant didn't open for another hour, it would have been really cool to go inside.
After exploring, we took off again and planned to meet Lisa in another 10 miles. The ride, again, was awesome and we found Lisa at the entrance to ...
... was still open and willing to advise me, bless her! She said yes indeed, Benedryl would be the best thing to do, so I got a bottle of it and downed it for 48 hours. Slept my life away, so it looks like I escaped the misery. HUZZAH!!
I now know that I have a beautiful, poison oak filled piece of property, as well as a rather unhappy redwood tree. Welcome to "dumb city ...
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