Black Sterling Villa and Vineyard Estate
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Today sister, Diane and John invited us to go boating on the Sacramento River. Friends Mark and Kathy were great hosts. Mark is a professional wave board/barefoot skier . The guys did some skiing behind the boat. With temps around 100 we all (except Diane & Gerry ) took a few dips in the water off the boat along the way. Nice run down the river to Sacramento and a stop at CrawDaddy 's for lunch. Fun day in the ...
... around for the money, which I then hand to her. All seems well until the man gets to the door, where he turns and throws the entire cup of water and ice across the restaurant. He then screams something abusive and walks out. Seb, the restaurant owner and myself just sit there, staring. What the hell was that even about? No one will ever know. So much for being a friendly stranger.
This afternoon we just spent chilling and ...
Today we left Oregon and drove into CA. We were still in the mountainous area so the scenery was mostly pine trees and foothills. Then, all of a sudden, we saw this huge mountain in the distance. We kept driving closer and closer and we went around a big curve in the road and there it was - Mt. Shasta, another 14,000' mountain in the Cascade Range.
If you look at a topographical map of the west, you can ...
... to take it all in but instead found one of the stiffest breezes of the trip so far, and it chased us back to the car in spite of the relatively mild 65 degree temps. Onward north, stopping at a thrift store along the way to pick us some goods; then we headed east toward Sonoma and the Napa Valley, arriving mid-afternoon to 80 degree temperatures, little wind and bright sunshine….just the thing to put spirits in high-gear.
We took a walk ...
... museum with interesting facts about the valley's history. Forth, Benziger: winery is focused on biodynamic cultivation and magic. Putting cow horns into the earth and spraying teas overs the plants. Anyway, the white wines were pretty good. So were the red wines. Exclusive, expensive, crazy owners but very good wine. Fifth, Imagery: very good desert wine. Benzigers sister (same owner) the Imagery winery had also good white wines. Also ...