Monday, June 22, 2009

Honeymoon - Day Three (Part I.)

We woke up early on Wednesday, and Nick was feeling much better - YAY! I went for a run around town - SO beautiful! I wish I could run somewhere like that every day! Most of the run I could see the mountains, and the air was so dry compared to the KS humidity! After breakfast (OJ, egg/tomato/artichoke omelets, fruit, cinnimon rolls - YUM!), we packed up and drove the mile or so to our hotel -
The Best Western Pepper Tree Inn. We decided to take a quick trip back up to the Solvang area. Nick missed the beautiful drive (we drove back a different way than we drove there) the day before because he was sickly and sleeping in the passenger seat. We retraced our steps and stopped along the way. After stopping for some lunchables (ha!), we reached Kalyra for our first tasting of day.
Kalyra did not have our favorite wines, but the atmosphere was great, our pourer was knolwedagble, and we finally were at a winery from Sideways! We also received glasses with our tasting and purchased a metal heart for a wall at our house.

Our next stop was Blackjack Ranch.
Is it obvious that everything was GORGEOUS!?! Blackjack had some tasty wines, and some of them were a little bit pricier! We ended up buying a bottle of the Double-Down Syrah 2005 and a bottle of the Chardonnay Wilkening Reserve 2006. This picture outside of the tasting room is one of my favorites!
Our tummies were rumbling, so we stopped at the The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang. The food was good, but the view was AMAZING...
Wednesday may have been my favorite day because we packed in SO much! Check back for Part II. of Day Three!

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