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... any more in my new highly relaxed state) was to take a tour to Monterey and Carmel. It's one of the most scenic routes in California, down Highway 1's rugged coast, part of which is along the '17-Mile Drive' which affords one amazing view after another. However, the small print says that when there's a Pro-golf tournament, the tour detours around the '17-Mile Drive'. It appears the golfers are taking priority this week during the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Tournament. ...
... high up! We parked the car and took a footpath to the top. The views here were magnificent and offered a whole new perspective on the San Francisco area, at an almost aerial angle. We climbed some rocks and admired the view as the sun was beginning to set and a light fog rolled in. It was beautiful. Heading back down we caught the sunset before our drive back to ...
After yesterday's wine tasting it was time to take it easy: we visited Old Faithful of California gayser (one of only 3 in the world), petrified forest (volcano has erupted 3 million years ago and turned trees to stone) and Napa Premium Outlet mall (with surprisingly little shopping done!) Once we got back we did a fun walking winery tour to two nearby vineries and sampled some nice wines. Loving the weather, 32 degrees today :) Oh right, we also tried our first menage a trois! Awesome! ...
... case... but they do make a damn good C******nay and Merlot. At the end of our 10am wine tasting here we stopped and had a nice picnic overlooking their mountain vineyards (see pics).
We randomly stopped at a place called Freemark Abbey in between two of our scheduled tastings , met a nice retired elementary school teacher turned wine pourer and were promptly given large tastings of every kind of wine they have in the whole bar (like 7-8 different kinds!?). ...
... beautiful building, great atmosphere and most importantly VERY tasteful wine. We can't wait to come back next year! On arrival at the camping site we enjoyed the sun for a while, set up our tent and had the usual barbecue.
We got up early the next day, so we had enough time to plan our day of wine tasting. Since drinking and driving wasn't an option for us, we didn't have a clue of how to get around between the wineries. The ...
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