I'm writing this from Paso Robles this morning, our favorite halfway stop between Napa and home. It was a beautiful driving day yesterday, absolutely clear and crisp! I drove almost the entire way, until we switched drivers. Our car is full of wine from Northern California and Paso Robles and daughter wants to stop at Turley Winery again this morning and pick up a couple more bottles of wine! YIKES! I'm not sure we can fit ANYTHING else into the car!
I REALLY miss the horses and dogs! I saw a black lab up in Sonoma and I spent 15 minutes petting her (much to her delight) the other day! And, we've seen lots of horses on the trip. My sister-in-law lives in Napa, up Deer Valley Road, WAY back in the forest, right next to the national forest and there are two horses right next to her property. I was kind of shocked to see them because there ARE mountain lions in those hills, but apparently they seem to be okay. Lots of deer there and, as you know, deer attract predators. I'll start to post pics as soon as we get home! We were disappointed that we didn't get to visit Joe at TB Friends. He is working 20 hour days and just didn't have the time! Poor guy! While we were sorry that we didn't get to visit Joe, we understand. He's up to his eyeballs with horses right now...from racetracks, from barns, and from families that can no longer afford to feed their horses. If you have time, check out his blog at: http://www.tbfriends.com/
I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday with family and friends!