Sonoma

Sorry for being MIA…and not planning enough posts to cover the week I’d be away. I had gone back to Alberta to visit family…but hadn’t taken any time off so I just worked from wherever I could get Internet. It was a blur of a week. Great times. Great food. I miss family.

And then, I flew off to Santa Rosa for Alpha and CW’s wedding (Congratulations again!!)….and what a beautiful place it was! Rolling green hills. Big spreading trees that I would’ve loved to climb. It being Sonoma valley, we checked out a couple vineyards and wineries. Again, gorgeous places…with really nice wines!

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This is Chateau St Jean…and the wines I enjoyed there were their:

  • Pinot Blanc
  • Sonoma County Cabernet
  • Gewurstraminer

(Sorry forgot to take down the year.)

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THIS majestic view is taken from the front steps of Ledson’s visitor mansion. Beautiful grounds….and wines:

  • Knights Valley Sangiovese 2009
  • Sonoma County Legend 2008
  • Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
  • Mendocino County Orange Muscat 2010 <== REALLY YUMMY! This was the one bottle I bought though I would’ve loved to bring back a case of all the wines I sampled. What sold me on this one was how you can enjoy this drizzled over vanilla ice cream and fresh summer peaches. *drool* I can’t wait to try!

I hope I can find some of these in BC.

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Lastly we checked out the Schultz museum…it was super fun to see how this beloved comic came about. The buildings and parks that inspired the story-lines. And just reading the comics themselves. It was just too bad their main gift shop was closed that weekend.

Anyways…am happy to be back home. Although I miss the +30C weather…I do NOT miss the crazy allergies I got from the oak trees pollinating. OMG. The whole time I was crying out of one eye, sneezing and drippy-nosed. Allegra, Claritin and Arius did little to abate my suffering. The tears lend itself well to attending a wedding…but the sneezy/drippiness does not. Not to mention how my eye make up was always wiped away. =P

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