Papa’s World -wine tasting – NAPA VALLEY – 400 to choose

GOOD MORNING

And so it began – two hours – trying to pick out the stops –

We were going to NAPA VALLEY

a good two hour drive ( ended up closer to 2 1/2 hours )

Our first choice

CASTELLO di AMOROSA – fine ITALIAN WINE !

And – I LIKED IT !!!!

The first wine I have actually liked in a tasting ! ( all of them)

And a real castle – took 30 years in planning – 15 years to construct

and at 121,000 square feet – HUGE !

Sherry
Buck and Cindy

This is a replicate of a 1300 Moorish castle

The way in !

I do not know the exact reason – other than it was a dream of the owner

But – you have to know – this is not a commercial wine

you can ONLY BUY IT HERE !

And it is all ITALIAN !!!!!

Inside the court yard
Full of spaces such as this !
More courtyards
Two story court yard
Cindy and Sherry

We choose the self guided tour !

Just the outside was worth the cost !

LUCY & ETHEL

But it was time to do inside !

We could of chosen the wine tasting
in the Banquet Hall

But instead we went to the under ground tasting room !

Heading to the bowels of the castle
Storage
Getting closer
Finally we are in the tasting room
Making out our wine tasting selections
DONE !!!!

We had a really good person who poured

in fact we paid for five

he gave us at least seven

and one was from a $300.00 bottle !!!!

The kind that he had to break the wax seal !

Cindy was ecstatic over that one !!!!!
And so was Sherry and I !!!!!!
NOTE – I DRANK ALL OF MINE !

Now – normally I do not like wine

but – there was something about this ITALIAN WINE I LIKED !

The decor of the tasting room
The selections

Now -the only way to get them home

was to ship them

And they had hundreds of bottles
BUT WE COULDN’T SELECT

The bummer was that you had to select at least SIX bottles

before they would ship!

I did not like it that much ( $300.00 )

So – we toasted – marked it up to very enjoyable –

And made our way back out side

exploring as we went!

Buck and Cindy

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Beautiful grapes
GRAPES & VINES
Buck and Sherry
I can see why it is number one !

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Our second stop on wine tasting

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Papa’s World – MUIR’S FOREST – REDWOODS

Finally – after visiting Muir’s Beach – it was time to retrace our route

and back to the reserved parking lot – to visit THE REDWOODS !

MUIR’S FOREST IN THE DISTANCE

So many pictures – so much awesome forest and trees –

that I have decided to break this down into a series.

MUIR WOODS

I have never seen a forest such as this –

so pristine – so awesome –

But – in the middle of all this –

a flash from the past –

A PAY PHONE !

Buck and Tom

You look up and up and still up !

Upon entering – a telling of Muir Forest
The history

This forest has been here for

some say 1600 years at least !

The roots are shallow

It was explained to me – that this is the perfect storm so to speak.

One – between 42 and 68 degrees –

FOG – these are the only trees to absorb moisture through their leaves !

The protection from the winds in their valleys.

And – their root systems being shallow –

they intertwine with one another !

Sherry and Cindy

The Sun is hot -the shade is cool !

Buck
Cindy

I wonder why all the older trees hollow out on the bottom ?

INTERESTING

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Papa’s World – The lone Cypress – Pebble Beach

Sherry & Tom

On our bucket list of things we have to do in Northern California –

See the LONE CYPRESS tree and sit on the balcony overlooking –

the 18 th. green at the World known PEBBLE BEACH !

CROSS THEM OFF !

Cindy & Sherry
Ethel and Lucy !

Many times I have watched the PGA

and the tournament held here every year – THE PRO AM !

One day I shall see it !

Sherry – SPY GLASS

We both are want to be golfers !

But in our World – just being on the course is enough !

The Ocean
Par three tee box
on the Ocean

The 17 mile drive – past SPY GLASS –

and a couple other courses –

the temps in the low 60’s – overcast – foggy –

just like you see on TV.

The beaches with cold water
Looking at the seals
SPY GLASS

The beauty of it all – each turn in the road – another view.

The view ever changing
Buck and Cindy

Walking through the sand – the beach – and just a little ways away –

another golf course hole –

close enough that you stand 20 feetf rom them teeing off !

All of that to come to this!
The lone Cypress
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For over 250 years it has stood sentinel –

guarding the rocky shore –

becoming the Signature of PEBBLE BEACH GOLF COURSE !

One of the most famous pictures in the World !

Cindy

And then you make the right hand turn toward the Ocean –

and you are there –

Houses behind the 18th.green

And you have arrived at the famed Pebble Beach

and the 18th. green and the long Par Five fairway !

The dog leg left –

Many times I have watched the pros try to cut that corner –

Esp. Phil Mickleson –

only to have it go gracefully over the cliffs

and onto the beach or water !

The 18 th. green
Pebble Beach

The green guarded by two trees and sand traps –

that would be big trouble for me !

Since I generally hit the ball to the right and short –

no problem with the Ocean ! LOL

The 18 th.

Wishful thinking – can I play here ?

How much ?

Guess I have to delete that one from my fantasy bucket list !

But – we made it – 70 years and counting !

Do not know if I ever will get back here

CHEERS

But I can say I drank looking out at 18 –

it was a trip of a life time for me

Cross that one off !

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Number 18 – Pebble Beach

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SHERRY & TOM 2019 70 years old
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Papa’s World – Squaw Valley- The adventure continues

Good Morning

When we started this trip –

We had certain places to be and see –

the unexpected were add on’s !

SQUAW VALLEY
The Village

We never even thought of this until we saw the sign while slowly driving !

So – we decided why not and took the left hand turn

And so glad we did !

The village

You see the village – but what you do not see until you get in there –

Is the tram that goes up thousands of feet –

to the semi base of the mountain

where all the action took place !

The tram to the top –
first of three leg
The Village Square

Now – I have a problem or fear of heights –

I do not like tall buildings –

I will not walk close to a drop off –

nor will I climb up high –

So you can guess I am not doing this !

The tram going up

But – the girls talked one another into doing it !

I am glad they did –

because they brought back awesome pictures

of the Olympic Ski Slopes of Squaw valley –

8000 to 10,000 feet up and beyond that mountain !

The second loop

Once they broke the top of the mountain we could see –

It continued up and over two more times –

coming to a plateau – where the facilities where –

and above that – the ski slopes –

There was still snow up there

They were told the snow finally left sometime in July –

but they could still see patches of it !

Cindy and Sherry
at the platform at the top for the tram

This is where they were told – they ski for six months of the year !

Everything they saw up there would be completely covered

under feet of snow – including the buildings !

They get over 36 feet of snow up there !

I would rather do this than ride to the top on that !!!!

Buck and I stayed down in The Village –

sipping coffee from Starbucks –

we waited and waited –

and then they came

They did it

They were giddy and so excited –

Sherry admitted that once up there

she had to restrain herself when walking around

they were so high up there –

not Cindy – she hurried around taking pictures

unafraid – living life to the plus !

Sherry and Cindy

They had crossed one off a bucket list that they did not expect !

Buck and I were content –

after all – having a Starbucks coffee in Squaw Valley Village

wasn’t expected either !

Sherry – certified health coach

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