4.08.2012

Wine Tasting and a Picnic

Friday I had the day off.  I spent the morning running errands then my big sister and nephew came down and we met some friends for lunch.  We stayed up late watching a movie and had a great time.  I love spending time with her. 


It was so cool to wake up Saturday morning after having such a great day off Friday and still have my whole weekend to look forward to.  Aren't three day weekends the best?  We live just a little over an hour away from wine country but I've never ever been.  For Christmas my mom got Mj and I a Living Social Deal for Wine Tasting at Danza Del Sol Winery so we finally made it up there.  I was so worried about the weather spoiling our outing.  It has been a little chilly and rainy lately but this day could not have been more perfect.  It was a balmy 81 degrees.  The winery grounds were really green and beautiful.  We got a 20 minute tour, six tastings and a bottle of wine of our choice to take home.  They had some really tasty sweet wines.  We also used our 10% off for the day to buy an extra one.  It was fun.  I managed to get a little tipsy off of my tastings so Mj had to drive us to our next stop. 







Turns out that the winery didn't have a grassy area for a picnic so we went to a nearby park called Lake Skinner.  It was so pretty and peaceful out there.   It's been a while since we had a picnic.  We do it pretty simple.  Just wine, cheese, crackers, Olive Bruschetta, Naan Bread, lunch meat and grapes.  We ate and enjoyed the scenery and then fell asleep.  I love a good afternoon nap and one at the park is even better.  I drifted off to sleep with the feel the warm breeze on my face and the sounds of birds and people laughing in the distance.  It was so soothing and relaxing.  We spent three hours there on that blanket under a tree just chillin'.
What a great weekend it was.  Too bad it goes by so fast.  Monday morning will be a rude awakening.

15 comments :

  1. Awww that sounds so perfect, glad you guys had fun!

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  2. It looks like a perfect picnic..,I do love long weekends!!

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  3. What an adorable picnic, I miss those.

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  4. Looks like a nice relaxing picnic!!

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  5. how sweet! The Husband and I have been trying to go on a picnic date but time just gets away from us! I LOVE falling asleep outside =)

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  6. Now that is my idea of an awesome weekend! Looks like y'all had fun.

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  7. I'm going on my first picnic in a few weeks. Can't wait! Such a simple and relaxing but fun way to spend a Saturday!

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  8. sounds like perfection. wish i could convince firefighter to go on a picnic.

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  9. Looks like such an amazing time. I love picnics. xo

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  10. I love this! Love all the pictures ... makes me want to go wine tasting and have a picnic with Sen :)

    and i agree, 3 day weekends are the absolute best!

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  11. It looks like the weather here in California was perfect last weekend! And I love that you do it simple - those are the best kinds of lunches.

    Pretty pictures my friend! You look as pretty as always.

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  12. Sounds like the perfect weekend! We usually take sandwiches, but I like your yummy idea!

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  13. Mmm...I am a huge fan of cheese and crackers.

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  14. Wine tasting is so fun.. I'm glad the weather worked out for you guys. And isn't LivingSocial great? I always scour their Escapes section for deals on bed & breakfasts.

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  15. That looks so relaxing and fun!! I've been bugging my husband for years to take me on a picnic! lol

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