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The Mission Inn - An Annual Tradition

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!

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We arrived about 4 p.m. after my beauty shop appointment, so it was still light outside.

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The lobby looked beautiful - a huge decorated tree and fireplace.
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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:
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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!

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What an excellent tradition. It looks like great fun and a great way to get together with your friend.

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