We had SUCH a great weekend with Shannon, Nancy, Krista and Steve at a very tiny Slow Bowl IV! I have much to blog about this week! Instead of our usual destination of Paso Robles, we visited the Santa Inez Valley.
Brad and I left Friday morning, drove through pounding rain up the coast, and arrived in Solvang around 1:00. After a quick lunch, we settled into our charming room with a fireplace at the Wine Valley Inn.
The hotel and cottages have lovely gardens, outdoor fireplaces, and lots of nooks and crannies with flowers and tables for sipping wine. The rooms are spacious, and have nice amenities and rain shower heads in the bathrooms. I'm sure it is even more charming in sunny weather.
We then drove about 15 minutes up the 101 to Los Alamos, to where Shannon and Nancy were staying at the Skyview Motel. This is a very funky property with a great group "clubhouse" (complete with kitchen) where we settled in for the evening.
We ate cheese, crackers, veggies, buffalo chicken dip, and pecan-fig-bourbon cake.
Wine was consumed. It was a great kickoff to Slow Bowl IV!
Tomorrow...the AMAZING Palmina wine tasting!