Saturday morning began with a Starbucks delivery of a Venti Nonfat Latte and a Cafe Americano at 7:10 AM to our room. My version of "breakfast in bed" from Jerry and Paul. Brad loved having other men wait on me! We devoured a big breakfast with them an hour later at the Cowgirl Cafe. The "Snowboys" were still bundled in the winter clothes at this hour.
Brad and I had a little time for some shopping and olive oil tasting at the We Olive in town. They have a wonderful selection of olive oils, vinegars, olive treats and Italian products. Brad drank as much olive oil as I did wine at the wineries!
Our first winery of the day was Midnight Cellars.
Wendy, Jerry and Paul outdid themselves with winery "snacks". It looked like a whole party to me! What a beautiful and tasty variety of cheese and muchies!
Since I was avoiding wine after last night's consumption, I really enjoyed the company, scenery, and relaxing setting.
In the parking lot, we realized we have a predominance of silver/grey cars!
Next, we visited the beautiful Jada tasting room.
"Jersey Girl" seemed to be the favorite. I enjoyed the cheeses from Vivant.
We really enjoyed seeing our friends Ann and Scott who were Slow Bowl "virgins". Now that they have experienced this get-together, I'm sure they will return!
We left Jada a few minutes early to hop over to my favorite "Wine Trail" location: Pasolivo, for some olive oil shopping. I walked out 15 minutes later with 4 bottles of oil and two jars of honey. YUM!
We returned to the hotel for an afternoon nap before the evening's activities. The blue skies and afternoon sun was a perfect backdrop for the country road scenery.
Saturday night at the house was a flurry of fun and activities. Judy and Sharon organized games of "Slow Travel People Bingo", and "Know Your Mod's" . Brad and I each won a prize.
A wonderful moment was our video conference call to Kim in New Jersey. We were able to chat with her via SKYPE, and see Kim and Chris at home, while we were certainly missing them in Paso! Ah the wonders of high tech. We know they will be back for the Slow Bowl next year, as well as at the next October GTG in the Desert.
Dinner was another treat with a Mexican theme.
Deborah's hootch was enjoyed by all. My favorites were the pistachio and lime!
Dessert offered a variety of treats.
My dessert offerings included these lemon-filled cookies,
and a toffee-caramel cheesecake.
Brad had a laughter-filled evening playing "ping off each other" with his friend, Scott!
Shannon continued to be a fabulous Slow Bowl Skipper!
Is it any wonder that we LOVE the Slow Bowl?