Monday, April 6, 2009

An Event and More of Wine Country

Now It Can Be Told
Before I continue with the tour of wine country I have an exciting event to relate. Yesterdays visitor's were a lovely couple from Oregon who most of you will recognize. This was my first time to meet with a fellow blogger. I was thrilled that it was Rain of Rainy Day Thoughts and her husband, Paul. Rain is even more beautiful in person than in her photos. (If that's possible.)

Rain and Paul are a very nice couple and you would all love to know them. I felt so honored that they took the time from their busy schedule to stop by to meet me. What a great way to start a day.


And now to continue with the wine country tour. The three buildings are all wineries with tasting rooms
. Most of the wineries are only open on weekends or by appointment, but Gail and I were lucky to find one open where we sampled four wines. None were memorable, unfortunately. The winery we visited is the middle photo.

This lovely hillside was at the end of the Valley . I have three different photos of it, but chose this one to show you.

Chapter three of my California trip continues tomorrow.

Be sure to stop by and wish Ronni a Happy Birthday on her blog Time Goes By. Ronni has started so many of us on the blogging road and is our mentor.


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Rain said...

Thank you for such nice words. We also enjoyed our visit with you very much and hope we repeat it again when we are in Tucson.

Your photographs of the wine country are beautiful. That is gorgeous country and you captured it well, I think

Joy Des Jardins said...

I just came from Rain's site and read her post about her visit to you....very nice. Great pics. You two look so good.

These photos of the wine country are just beautiful Darlene...

Darlene said...

Rain - the words are true and heartfelt. Thank you for the compliment on my photos.

Joy - How nice of you to say Rain and I look good. It's true of Rain, but my fly away hair doesn't do much for me. Thanks for your kind words about my photos.

Ronni Bennett said...

Thank you for the birthday thoughts, Darlene. And you, I've only given new bloggers a little shove. After that, you and others are doing fabulously.

Also, I'm jealous of your meeting with Rain, but so glad you could spend time together.

Again, thank you.

Looking to the Stars said...

Darlene, welcome back! How neat that you were able to meet another blogger. I love all the pics! What a wonderful family you have. Glad you had a great vacation :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I just saw your comment somewhere and I loved your teeny tiny little profile picture so I came over to say hi : ). Your wine tour sounds so fun! I haven't met any blog friends yet, but it sounds like it was TONS of fun!

Lydia said...

I see comments from and about Rain in various blogs, so this was a fun post and fun to see the two of you together!
Thank you for letting us know about Ronni's birthday. Although my wishes will be belated, they'll be sincere. :)

Betty said...

Welcome back. Great photos. Looks as though you had a fun trip.

ugich konitari said...

I have really enjoyed your photo and description of Rains's visit to you ! I also read Rain's post about the same. I think all of you look wonderful in the photos. Reminds me of the fun we had when we had our bloggers lunch in Mumbai....

Kay Dennison said...

I'm so glad and sooooo jealous that you got to meet Rain! Isn't she terrific?

Your wine country photos are outstanding and I'm delighted that you had such a lovely day.