* * A note to my followers who received a notice for a new post: I have, once again, transferred an old post from my old site to this current site. I’m sorry, but I cannot stop those notices. Still, this is a new story to this site from back in 2013. We’ll be taking another Winnie Wino Tour this coming Saturday, and when I post that story, with more photos and more story, you will receive notice of it. Thank you for your understanding. * *
The First Winnie Wino Tour 2013
January 12, 2013
The new coach had been sitting for over two months and I really needed an RV fix, if only for a day. So we organized a family wine tasting trip on a weekend day, and invited some of the working family members to join us.
Our trip was just up into the foothills near Murphys, California. We intended to visit the wineries in town, but managed to spend so much time at three in the countryside near Murphys that we never actually made it to town.
Here the family poses for a Winnie Wino Tour photo. L to R: Darren and Ashley, and Stephanie, Lavonne’s two nieces and husband, me, Lavonne, our grand daughter Breanne, and our son, Craig. This was taken at Indian Rock Winery near Murphys.
That pond in the background is loaded with trout to about 20 inches. They are used to being fed and come right up to the bank when approached. Man, could I limit out there some night!
We took our time at each stop, and before long the day was growing late. We headed for home after the last stop at Indian Rock Winery, but stopped in at the little foothill town of Angels Camp for dinner. The guys all wound up at a Chinese restaurant and the gals ate at a Mexican restaurant right next door.
Of the seven of us who enjoyed the tour, only three did much wine tasting. I, the designated driver, had none. But I’m not a wine drinker so I didn’t have to fight temptation. Now if we ever go on a Winnie Beer Tour, I’ll have to hire a driver!
It was good to drive the tour for the family. Although we covered only 150 miles that day, I got my RV fix and the family had a grand time touring.
The tri-monthly visit to my son’s home in Oceanside is coming later this month, and it’s good to know that the new coach is running fine and ready for a longer run. And so am I! Life is good.
Over the years I have posted many exciting fishing and boating stories here, but now in my seventies, it was time to sell the boat and find less demanding pastimes. All the fishing stories are still here! I will now post my travels aboard the motorhome and other activities. I hope y'all will still enjoy the fishing and boating adventures and perhaps peek in on my post-boating activities on occasion. Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoy your visit.