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Friday, 20 September 2013

Update -Friday 20th,



Hello Friends,

A little road trip update for you, although I'm afraid iCloud is playing up and not showing my phone photos on the iPad, which makes uploading photos pretty difficult. We had a fab anniversary - we stayed at The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo. It's the most amazing themed hotel. Every room has a different theme and ours was The Captains Bridge. Last time we stayed,it was the Caveman. The whole stay is an experience,there is nothing like it anywhere- we ate our anniversary meal in the pink restaurant with a balloon and free cake :) whilst staying we got in some pool time and walking - I took two amazing photos of a humming bird, but you'll have to wait to see as they are on my camera!

From there we moved to Los Alamos, a one street western town and its brilliant! We are staying in the Pirate  suite in a themed B&B and I wish the Cloud would work so I could share the photos!

We spent the day in Solvang, a Danish-American town complete  with windmills...we ate pizza at Flatbread pizza across the street and had a wine tasting 2 doors away at Casa Dumetz... fabulous!!! I found Dumetz through reading the book 'Along the Way', a memoir by Martin Sheen and his son,actor Emiio Estevez. I was a real brat pack fan in the 80's , which prompted my reading of the book, which I think every father/son should read. Anyway, Emilio and fiancĂ©e Sonja are wine producers and Casa Dumetz is their vineyard and she runs it... We had a great tasting with her tonight, she is so lovely! We do some tastings at home, but I have to say that this the first time I've enjoyed every taste!

So tomorrow we are off exploring... It's so hot here and so dry, it looks like a tinderbox.

Here are a few photos from my phone;
Tom and I enjoying our anniversary at Madonna Inn: Solvang; The Vick where we are staying tonight; me and Sonja at Casa Dumetz

Back with craft tomorrow,
Love
Carole X

9 comments:


  1. Carole so glad you had a lovely anniversary. Also having lots of fun on your road trip, have another great day.

    Fab photos.

    Hazel xx

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  2. Love the photos Carole, that windmill is amazing. I think I am enjoying your trip nearly as much as you! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Anne x

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  3. Hi Carole.
    Love your photos, pleased you had a great anniversary.
    Lydia
    X

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  4. Glad you enjoyed your anniversary meal.Lovely pics. Christine x

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  5. Hi Carole,
    Fab pictures of what sounds like a wonderful celebrational dinner.
    So glad you are having a lovely break and relaxing holiday.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. I have just been checking over your holiday pics Carole - they are really lovely, I do hope you sort out the others so we can see them. Glad you enjoyed your anniversary, the card was very dreamy indeed!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  7. Great pictures, glad you had a great Anniversary, ours was this week as well.

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  8. Oooopps! Pressed the wrong button there
    Have a great weekend, looking forward to more of your pictures.
    Hugs

    Patricia. Xxx

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  9. Congratulations in your anniversay Carlole,,,,,and I eny you,,,what a fabulous picts, here,,,,,,,love to go there.

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