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Journal of No. 118


August 15th, 2011

Out in the heat @ 01:13 pm


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We went out to Vasquez Rocks yesterday. If you click through the image you can see a few more photos. We climbed around and up and down for a bit, and Dr. Pookie even defeated a Gorn in the traditional manner (though I failed to get a picture of it).
Then we went on to nearby Agua Dulce Winery for a nice tour and sack-lunch combo they were offering. They've been in business about ten years, and are definitely starting to get some good results. I think the best thing I tasted was the syrah from the barrel, which is nearly ready for bottling. Very berry-y and jammy. Of the bottled wines, the chardonnay was my favorite, but I didn't think any of them were anywhere near worth the pricetags on them.
We ate lunch out by their little animal farm: a llama, a cow, a horse, a pony, and a gaggle of goats. Dr. Pookie didn't care for the cookie in the lunch, and despite their reputations, the goats turned up their noses at the cookie as well. But they enjoyed a good head scratch, even if we smelled like goat afterwards.
 
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Date:August 15th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Add'l notes:

Saturday: saw a robbery in progress: Neighbors, could you keep teh crazy in check when I'm around? It makes me feel insecure about where I live when you let it go.

Sunday: rocks and wine: All good but my shoe fell off as I was making progress up the rock; this was a problem. The winery would not be enough by itself to draw me out to Agua Dulce (it wasn't on the smart phone's grid...seriously--only 40 miles from LA and it's off the grid?) but the rocks, the barrel tasting, the glass of wine and sammich and the petting zoo made up a good outing. Took the Sierra highway back to the 14 and saw Tony Alamo's current digs as well as some very interesting looking motels.

Journal of No. 118