Trail Magic at the winery

I have done posts in the past about trail magic.

Trail magic, be it on a hike or on a bike, is when a complete stranger does something for you out of the goodness of their heart. There is no tangible or monetary reward for the giver of the magic, he or she simply does it because they want to…

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Wellllll OF COURSE I DID!!!

Without a doubt, if I picked a time of my life that had the most memories and effect on my memories or the things I say, it would be the years at WSU with Dave, Scott, Jim and I.

The Strohs Bros! I was NOT the tall one, and check out the wall paper

No matter how long its been, there are just times that a phrase, word or saying from these days just want to jump into current conversations. Today was one of those days… Continue reading “Wellllll OF COURSE I DID!!!”

The Cold is mightier than the wine!

You know, I really didn’t think it was possible.  We western Washington folks have become known for our enjoyment of good coffee, good beer and excellent wine.  On days when the snow has flown, and Seattle has in essence shut down, I have seen people trudge to Starbucks for coffee.  And I myself have walked through a blizzard for the aforementioned beer.

But yesterday, I found the weather that keeps people away from great wine…

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Darn it People like us!

I describe myself pretty often using four words:  Antisocial and Cold and Callous.  Anyone who works with me will tell you that I will come up with any reason excuse possible to avoid going out for unit lunches, or drinks after work.  I like most of my co-workers, but I figure being ‘stuck’ with each other for 8 hours a day is enough.  More time with each other is NOT needed.

I also avoid all drama, regardless of the origin, by simply ignoring anyone generating the drama.  It’s pretty darn easy when you get good at it, and alleviates a WHOLE lot of stress!

So given this, on days like today when we are out and about in Woodinville, it amazes me how many people like us! I don’t mean just being nice, I mean they seem to really like us!

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Walla Walla Part II

Well we woke up for the first time ever in Walla Walla! We love the little house we rented, but I have  to say, the tiny little air-conditioner in the bed room is just not up to the task! Nope didn’t sleep all that well last night.

Well, as my norm when we are at home or on vacation, I make a Starbucks run each morning. During our first walk through town, I scoped out the location. On my drive home, what did I see?

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Yep, it was the annual hot air balloon stampede! These pics were taken from our porch.

Well we decided to walk to breakfast and we were looking for the Maple Counter Cafe… NEVER found it! More later on his, but we did find these 2 guys:

Marcus Whitman
Marcus Whitman

He is, in essence, the founder of Walla Walla, And

Peopeomoxmox, chief of the Walla Walla's
Peopeomoxmox, chief of the Walla Walla’s

Nothing like a little art and history to keep you hungry while looking fr breakfast! We also found out there is a stream, Mill Creek, going under the town.

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We later went to Whitman Mission National Historical site, so I could get my NPS passport stamp.(yep I’ma geek!) It was cool, and we Took the following pics:

Whitman's shaft commemorating the massacre
Whitman’s shaft commemorating the massacre
Closer view of shaft
Closer view of shaft

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It was a quiet place to walk around.

Then On to wine tasting! Being a WSU COUG we had to go to Cougar Creat Winery… Take my advice, don’t got there! The wine sucked! I was so disappointed….

We needed, good wine, so we traveled to Dusted Valley! Always a good choice. And we saw a great looking limo in front!

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From there we want to Isehower winery, where we met Kelly. Next week she graduates from Whitman College, and then moves to Boston for an internship. The wine was good!

We went back home, dropped stuff off and walked into town. My sexy wife NEVER shops for clothes, so I made her hit up some stores. As long as I have a kindle to read and a chair to sit I can shop,with her all day! Check out the boots she bought!

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Afterwards, we went into Sinclair winery, in which Sharon agreed Cougar Crest sucked! Her’s was very good! Our last stop was Sopalil cellars, with Creepy Bill! He was the wine maker, and was enamored with my wife. He whole time we were there, he talked only to her, no matter WHAT I said! He did tell us that our breakfast place DID exist, so we will try tomorrow! Best part, he didn’t charge us for the tasting. The wine was ok 🙂

Dinner at an Italian place and a walk home, all in all a great day!