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Friday, August 12, 2016

Thursday

Another winery visit today.   Beluga is beginning to groan under the weight of our purchases.      Before we left today, we both agreed we would buy no more bottles of wine at these tastings, not one more bottle.   We would just enjoy the offered wines and discuss their merits, our likes and dislikes, the little bites that  often go along with them, the scenery, the rest of our day's plans and t h a t ' s   a l l .    It won't be hard, we have self control, we're adults.


Just two bottles.  How much space can two more bottles take?   The Viognoir and the Cabernet Sauvignon were simply outstanding.      We'll say no more about it.

After visiting the Weisinger Family Winery here in Ashland, Dave thought it would be fun to drive up to the top of Mt. Ashland.    The road was paved until we passed the Mt. Ashland Ski Resort and then it turned and continued up the mountain on a dirt and rock track through the forest.


We wove in and out of the sun dappled woods until we broke out into the full sunshine to find fewer trees and lots of wildflowers.



we follow the road....


up


We could see a large white weather radar dome at the top and it became our destination.    Besides we could go no higher, we were at the peak.

there goes Dave

here comes Dave





The views from the top were amazing.   We could see Mt. Shasta (in California) and Mt. McLoughlin in the distance.


Mt. Shasta and its cloud top







At the winery below the temperature was in the 90's but up at the top we enjoyed a lovely 77 degrees with a ruffling breeze.  

the way down

Most of the drive back wasn't too bad (in my admittedly warped estimation) but that first downward turn always makes me sweat.

We ended our pleasant day with another lakeside happy hour.  What a tough life we have.




P.S. Lewis wants you to know that he enjoyed happy hour outside too.  He likes watching the shore birds and Mergansers zooming back and forth in the shallow water.   And he likes Dave's almonds.


3 comments:

  1. No more = two. Everybody knows that! Looks like a very fun road to find the peak - and the views are amazing. Love, love, love the waves of blue. The little sentinel is a cutie. I agree about that first curve that often feels more like jumping off than heading down! Great sign - road or holder? Glad you're enjoying your little oasis by the water. Our water is dripping down the sides of the motorhome :-(

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  2. Please don't store the wine you "aren't buying" in the slide! Maybe turn the Jeep into a wine cellar:) What a beautiful drive!!! We so miss the dirt roads. Your views were amazing!! Mt. Shasta was spectacular! You knew I was going to question your lack of mentioning Lewis:) Thanks for the update and photo:)

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  3. Please don't store the wine you "aren't buying" in the slide! Maybe turn the Jeep into a wine cellar:) What a beautiful drive!!! We so miss the dirt roads. Your views were amazing!! Mt. Shasta was spectacular! You knew I was going to question your lack of mentioning Lewis:) Thanks for the update and photo:)

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