california, here we come {again}: paso robles

oh hi.  remember the time we went to mexico & california & i totally forgot to finish recapping the trip?  here’s the rest…

from montrose, we drove about three & a half hours north on the 101, through santa barbara & the wine country from sideways, up to paso robles.

somewhere among the winding road & high mountains near san luis obispo, we heard a local pronounce paso robles for the first time on the radio.  we both looked at each other & said, “whaaaaa?  paso RO-bulls????”.  this whole time we had been saying “passo ro-blase” & no one said a thing, so either a) they didn’t know either, or b) they were being polite.  at least we had been corrected before we made it within city limits.

we checked into the la quinta {trip advisor rated #1.  our room was HUGE.}, dropped our stuff off in the room & headed back to the lobby for the complimentary happy hour…a very nice way to tide us over until dinner with local salami, cheeses & of course, wines.

for dinner, we headed to villa creek, on the recommendation of west coast blogging friend nicole‘s friend.  the weather was absolutely beautiful, so we decided to forgo the taco menu, that was only served inside, in favor of enjoying the late evening sun in the courtyard.

the food was all fresh & delicious & since it was fig season, we made sure to order everything on the menu that included them.

we called it an early night, grabbing a bottle of wine from the gift shop in the hotel lobby & a couple glasses.

we had wineries to hit in the morning!

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