Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Whimsical Evans/Akin Wedding

We trekked up to Flagstaff on 8/19 to celebrate the marriage of Alex Akin and Abby Evans that took place on 8/20 at 10:30 Am.  It was a most beautiful day.  Abby and Alex are a beautiful couple and had such a fun wedding. 

Life's a Beach!

Jimmy and I spent an overcast day at the Beach in Oxnard.  The beaches there are quiet, clean and familiar.  We both fell asleep on the beach listening to the waves.  There was also this random guy on a horse with a colt following him.  Jimmy also explored down by the power plant and saw a dead dolphin on the shore, that was sad.  We always enjoy our beach time and look forward to going back!

VINO anyone?

I am barely getting this blog post up after about a month.  Jimmy and I went to Santa Ynez and went wine tasting.  We visited 6 Vineyards in this order:  Gainey, Buttonwood, Bridlewood, Fess Parker, Firestone and Zaca Mesa.  The first 3 we have been to before and are our faves.  Buttonwood also has a peach orchard with the largest, yummiest and juciest peaches.  We stopped at Trader Joes in Westlake and packed a pic nic.  One thing I love about California is everywhere we went, THERE WAS A TRADER JOES, or a Gelsons, or a Bristol Farms, or a Whole Foods!  Our first stop was Gainey and they had a beautiful pic nic area overlooking the vineyard.  Firestone is a new fave, their tasting room and folks working are awesome.  The region has probably about 20 more wineries/tasting rooms that we could have visited.   Last Sunday we had Bridlewood's six barrell syrah.  SO GOOD. 

Fess Parkers

The lawn area outside of Fess Parker