We got to Kim and Steve's yesterday in early afternoon. (I'll write more later about our drive up from Yucaipa and put up some pictures--it was a beautiful drive, and we really enjoyed ourselves. We both got a little sunburn, but it was worth it!) After we got caught up on things, we all ran some errands, then had what Kimberley calls a "hunky" meal, and what Ken and I call a "snack food" meal--salami, cheese, fruit, etc. Yum!
In the evening, we played with Kim and Steve's new toy--they got a Wii! First we did a little Mario Kart, which I totally suck at. I couldn't keep my stupid car on the road! This is Ken's driver: King Boo on his chopper. I don't know why this cracked me up so much, but I just love King Boo! Then we tried tennis, which is a lot of fun, and while I wasn't very good at that, either, I was better--it was just fun! We did bowling, and that's my favorite so far, because I beat Ken and Steve. Ha ha! It's quite funny, because in real life, I am a HORRIBLE bowler. My scores don't usually even break 50, but for some reason, I did pretty good at the Wii version. Ken and Steve are playing golf at the moment while Kim and I are in the office. My opinion of Wii? I want one!
Today we all got up around the same time. Ken and Steve had a round of golf scheduled for 9:30, and after they left, Kim and I just sat and chatted for a while about work, birds, people, what have you. We finally got up and around and headed out.
Our first stop was Laetitia Winery, where we enjoyed a wine tasting. Those are some of their vines to the right. The central coast is really working hard to become a tourist destination for wineries like the Napa Valley. Kim tells me it is sometimes referred to as "Little Napa." Laetitia's wines were actually pretty tasty, and their summer sale wine, a Sauvignon Blanc, was so tasty and so reasonably priced--$5 a bottle if you bought a case!--that I couldn't refuse, because they ship to Indiana. (There are some funky laws about shipping wine from one state to another, and they can't ship to every state.) They also had a port wine that was so yummy that Kim and I each bought a bottle. Should make a nice dessert wine either tonight or tomorrow.
We tooled around to a few other places, including Pismo Beach (where we split a pulled pork sandwich at Mo's Barbecue--delicious!) and Avila Beach, and downtown San Luis Obispo.
The boys didn't have a very good day at the golf course, but managed to avoid breaking any clubs. I was sorry to hear that it didn't go well, but they still had fun. Kim and I had a lovely afternoon, and we're off soon to eat at Jocko's, which Kim described as a "carnivore's paradise." Works for me!