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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,
Carole X


  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

  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

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

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


  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.

  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

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

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

    Patricia. Xxx

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