The Lodge at Blue Lakes
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... higher and higher, all at once we were above the clouds and it was like being in some magical world. Although the sea was still below us, there were times when all we could see was a layer of cloud.
The route took us through a series of small hamlets; each one proudly stating the local population on the sign at the village or town boundary. Some had a mere 120 or fewer, but were still calling themselves cities. Where I ...
... too far away to the west, this is not a heavily visited part of the state. It's still hot and dry. The air is smoky and hazy from large wild fires burning in the region which because of the weather have been difficult to bring under control.
The historic town of Upper Lake, entered through an archway off the highway has the air of one of those towns you see advertised from time-to-time - for not very much, you can buy the entire place. Along the main ...
... I settled in for a slow, scenic drive through this uncharted (at least to me) land. Man, was it gorgeous. Some of it was almost dark as night under the thick canopy of the trees that surrounded the road, and when there was a break in artificial nighttime, it would open up to a beautiful meadow that overlooked the entire rest of the mountains.
Then, disaster struck.
As I came over the crest of a small hill, I almost slammed on the brake with both feet, as I ...
... Also the endless vine pruning adds character. It beats digging holes. ;)
After some snacking, Anne, Matt and I went down to the Le Vin wine bar for the unlimited WiFI. It is unheated down there but it was so fun just chilling, sharing music, catching up on correspondence, drinking Le Vin wine and cracking up. :) We headed back at 8:00 and looked around for dinner stuff. Jen had made sweet potato fries and ...
... stuff in my van and finished pruning my row in the last rays of sun. I'm faster now. ;) When Thurston got back from pruning we made some Chai and went back to work on the powerpoint for 90 minutes. We got to page 47. I've learned a lot. He's been pretty thorough on the issues and debate.
Quickly: the solar panels on the roof of their house do not provide all the energy for the vineyard but they do cover all ...