Carlin Country Cottages
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We met up with people who owned Monacos in Plymouth a year ago when we knew nothing about our our RV. We joined the club and this is the first time we have been able to attend one of the rallys. There were only two people we really remembered, Cindy and Gary Gonzales. But when we drove in we got a very warm welcome! It has been great fun with cocktail hours, dinners, and games every night. The first day Pete and Mike won ...
Frog's Leap - our absolute favorite (so much so, we came back and brought Kristin and Tyler). Great wines, amazing scenery, and just a fun place to hang out in the sun and play cornhole out in the yard or wrap up in a blanket and stay under the heaters on the porch enjoying the view. Four wines quickly turned into almost eight tastings, with a yummy cheese plate to boot. Can't wait for our first shipment and to go back ...
... a swim in the pool, viewed the valley from a lookout on the property, cooked a wood-fire barbeque of sausages and steaks (well, Steve did that), helped feed the cows and sheep and goats their hay for dinner, fed the chickens their corn and locked them in their coop away from hungry foxes, and scoffed our barbeque outdoors with the buzzing flies and crickets chirping. It's been much warmer since leaving the coast - we were in shorts and t-shirts today and should be for ...
... the top, which was representative of the artist's uncle who was murdered in Uruguay by an extremist organisation - he was a journalist and the editor of the local paper. A fascinating story - and the piece was powerful. From the diversity of his collection, this is one well travelled (and well heeled!) man.
Each afternoon at the manor, they serve up wine and cheese to enjoy on the porch. We met a lovely American couple from Florida there ...
... all into the closet so we could put our lemons and avocados in their place. We were officially settled in.
Hopping on our bikes, I had to re-oriented myself to riding something with two wheels not four legs. We cruised over to the spa. We were only going to look around but decided we were there and it was time to get in some hot Calistoga water. It was a good thing.
After our ...
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