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Blog posts September 2023

Wine tasting with Kelly and Nicole

Kelly’s truck died yesterday.  So he bought a new one.  Needing to take the new truck for a spin, we all piled in and headed to Paso Roble wine country.  First stop was La Vigne where we had a big charcuterie platter and some great reds.  Next up, a stop at Re: Fine for some wines and distille…

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Evening with Kelly, Nicole, Carson, and Logan

We had breakfast at Classic Diner before hitting the road to Bakersfield.  We arrived about 3pm, and went for a boat ride around the lake.  And then roasted hot dogs for dinner.

Wine tasting with Judy and Robert

After a big breakfast cooked by Robert, we headed off for some wine tasting.  The first winery, Mitchell Katz was a pretty setting, but the wines were not all that great, and we didn’t end up buying any wines.

The second winery, Garre was great, and we liked all their wines.

We then…

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We couldn’t depart until we got a look at Rhapsody – Mike and Christina’s new boat.  She’s perfect for a zip around the bay.

We headed off to see Judy and Robert in Fremont.  We hung at their place all day drinking wine and relaxing.  For dinner, Robert cooked us some great steaks an…

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Melissa was itching to cook some French tarts with the fresh peaches and pears.  So we hung out in the kitchen most of the day.

For dinner Mike and Melissa made chicken marsala.  Unclear who was teaching who.

While the pies were baking we headed out for drinks and appetizers with…

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As we were packing up to leave, Carol and Jerry insisted we pick pears and peaches to take with us.  We ended up with a big bag of them.  After a quick trip to Point Richmond, we hung out with Mike and Christina for the afternoon, and then headed to dinner in Sausalito at the Seafood Peddler.  We …

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Fun and relaxing day with Jerry and Carol

After a nice breakfast at home, we headed out to Dry Creek Vineyard for some wine tasting.  Despite being sailors, Carol and Jerry had never been there.  The wines were nice and the setting was even better than the last time we were there.  Carol bought four bottles, but they charged her for the wro…

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On to Petaluma

We had breakfast at the McCall house – mimosas, frittata and bacon, granola and fruit.  Yumo.  Drove almost straight through to visit Carol and Jerry in Petaluma, with a quick stop for lunch in Calistoga.  After we reached their house they set out a nice spread of appetizers, and then we grilled ste…

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Political correctness run amok

After a great breakfast at Tater’s Cafe, we headed off to Ashland OR.  We were really looking forward to seeing a Shakespeare play – which neither of us had ever done.  We had chosen the classic – Romeo and Juliet.

Along the way we stopped at a few wineries: Hillcrest, Cooper Ridge, and F…

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Hitting the road

We packed up early and headed off to Dallas, OR to visit with Dave’s cousin Marty and her husband John.  Been years since we have seen them.  Marty surprised us by inviting their son Johnny and his girlfriend to dinner.  We had dinner at a restaurant called “The River” and then went over to Johnny’s…

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The last Apsaras Repair

We've been trying to sell Apsaras for over a year now.  We finally have a buyer!  But they insist that the radar be operational.  Dave and Jim have tried to fix it several times.  Dave even bought a new radar dome and installed it.  Alas.  Dave ended up purchasing a whole new one and installing it. …

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Flooded Head

Before we depart on our road trip, we wanted to see Charly and Nomi.  So they came aboard for a lunchtime cruise.  We headed around Mercer Island – which we’ve not done previously in Sea Star.  We had some good food – Nomi brough fresh shrimp which we made into an appetizer, and then we had halibut …

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Walla Walla Vette Vette Weekend

We spent 5 days in Walla Walla with Murph and Lisa.  We went back to the house we stayed at two years ago that has an amazing garden.

We visited a number of wineries, but the highlight of the trip was the visit to the college winery.  Run by students, and serving only wines made by students, we …

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Cap Sante and Penn Cove

As it was now just Melissa and Dave aboard, and the weather was still kind of crappy, we decided to move to the Cap Sante marina in Anacortes for the night, followed by an anchoring at Penn Cove, before heading back through the locks.  Summer boating season is officially over!

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