I wrote last year about visiting the Mission Inn during the Christmas holidays with my friend Arlene. Well, we did it again last night and (as usual), it was spectacular!
We arrived about 4 p.m. after my beauty shop appointment, so it was still light outside.
The lobby looked beautiful - a huge decorated tree and fireplace.
We headed over to the wine bar, where we sampled some really good wines with our appetizers. Kind of fun - they have three different sizes of wine servings - 1.5 oz, 3.25 oz and 6.5 oz. Arlene and I each chose a white and a red - two cabs that were both great - a Jordan and BV Georges de Latour. The BV was a 1998 - they must have been cleaning out their wine cellar or something. The chardonnay that I chose was wonderful - a 2005 Simi Reserve.
Here's Arlene and me:
It was dark when we left, and we walked around the outside of the Mission Inn to see the decorations in all their glory. There were horse-drawn carriages giving rides - one of these years I am going to do that!