Tuesday, February 28, 2012

San Diego Part II

Sunday - 2.26.2012
Today is Wine Country Day - We chose 3 vineyards to visit and do a bit of wine tasting.  The first stop was Sunshine Mountain Vineyards. Dan and Mickey had not been to this one, so it was new to all of us!  We arrived a bit early and Ed gave a very nice tour of the gardens and explanation of how this particular vineyard got started. Ed is the owner and wine maker!  It was a really informative tour and ended in the sales room with a great tasting.  We had at least 6 different wines, with cheese and crackers and some flavored olive oil and balsamic vinegars!!  The wines were terrific, but are only sold at the winery or to their Wine Club Members - we won't be finding them in any liquor stores ... So we left with several bottles. :-)
Next stop was Orfila - where we bought our wine glasses and got to try 6 different wines, while picnicing on the grounds and listening to music!  Nice wines, not as good as the SMV though.  Last stop Cordiano Winery -- this time we just bought a glass of wine and ordered a pizza.  Great views and great pizza.  What a relaxing day. 

On Monday, all the weather gurus here were worried about this winter storm - cold temps, rain and snow in the mountains.  Mickey, Lowell and I spent the day running errands - Target, CVS, Costco - getting some wash done, etc.  The rain started about 2 and continued through the night.  When we got home from dinner, there was even some hail!  Brrr.....

Tuesday 2.28.2012      Today we headed to Balboa Park for the morning. The park was established in 1868, and many of the buildings were put up in 1915 for the Panama-California Exposition and in 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition.  Great Spanish architecture and wonderful gardens.  We were a little early for the gardens, but the Botanical Building had the most beautiful orchids!! 
For lunch we headed to Geroge's in LaJolla for yummy fish tacos and then strolled the oceanside cliffs again to watch the seals, sea lions, pelicans and gulls.  Before heading home we stopped at the Torrey Pines Gliderport to watch lots of gliders floating in and out. 

I got a new iPhone yesterday, so spent lots of time playing with it and experimenting with the camera :-)

1 comment:

Laura said...

Enjoy sunny so. Cal while we're having our first big storm! No school today for me though!

Wish I was there!