Santa Ynez Inn
Travel Blogs from Santa Ynez
... has just a few streets, with most of the goings on concentrated on Grand Avenue. It was the perfect place to stop for food between vineyards. From there we ventured to Firestone vineyard for another tasting. Around this time we were curious about tasting etiquette. The question comes up, do you spit or swallow when tasting wine? When in doubt, google. And so we did. The responses we found varied, but most seemed to agree that if you're tasting just a few wines, ...
... said "mmm!" often.. Finally, at one of the last stops, we chatted with the woman in the tasting room, who happened to be the owner and namesake of the winery. She told us the story of how she and her husband left academia and went through a long journey to open their own winery, and how they created a specialized product and built a successful business. Not only was her story inspirational and her manner genuine, but her wine was delicious, so we bought a bottle. We ...
... the shore. We passed through a number of parks and gardens, including "shipwreck park", an area with a nautical theme in sculpture including parts of "ships" and a number of whales. We also stopped by a very vintage carousel. After the tour I walked back to the pier and the ship, passing a number of seals sunning on a buoy on the tender ride.
For our final dinner our choices included Garganelle Pasta alla Emilama, Chicken and Pasta Vegetable salad, Atlantic Salmon, Long ...
... mayonnaise and oil etc. He felt sick for most of the evening. I know that the USA has good restaurants (I’ve eaten in some great restaurants in Philly and NYC) but for some reason we are really struggling to find decent food.
I’m dreaming of Bun Cha and other great Vietnamese dishes. Anyway, ...
... and a backyard being set up for a colourful looking wedding reception. The road had been stencilled with butterflies and flowers. We were starting to get the sense that the real Santa Barbara was a little different to the town we had just walked through. We kept coming across walkers, wearing pink, attempting a marathon for breast cancer.
By the time we got to the Mission, we were disgustingly sweaty. We soon cooled down in the inner courtyards and corridors. Judging ...
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