|Long Over Due Daycation Day|
I was looking at my past posts and saw that it has been MONTHS since I went on a daycation. Life has just been a roller coaster for so very long, and money and time have been dedicated to other things that have taken priority, but with yet more roller coaster rides ahead for myself and my family, we decided that it was much needed to get away, so that is exactly what we did. We choose to go to the Amador Wine Country, including the towns of Fairplay, Plymouth and Sutter Creek.... familiar grounds for our daycations as it is always an easy, enjoyable drive and yet seems a world away. This time around we choose to include others in our little adventure. We took fellow blogger and friend Liz from The Humor and Humility of an Aging Woman , as well as our two youngest daughters, Rebecca and Angel .... it is always fun to share the day with people we love.
The day was perfection as far as the weather goes... a warm day with comfortable breezes, a nice escape from Sacramento that was reaching record temps. We planned a picnic at Iverson Winery ..... there is an amazing view there and tables to sit at.. they even provided us with an ice bucket for the bottle of wine we bought and offered paper plates, napkins ETC... whatever we may need, but we only took the ice bucket and a few plastic knives, past that we were set with a lovely spread to partake in, everything from gourmet cheese to cookies. After our lunch, we partook in some tasting of their delightful bubbly offerings, and then we were off to go explore several other locations.... one was a winery, Sobon Estate, we have been there before, this time was not to taste wine, it was instead to explore the museum there. Sadly part of it was closed to visitors, but you can see our last visit to this lovely winery for wine tasting and the museum, HERE. Sobon is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, and the museum there is all about the history there. You can read more about the Shenandoah Valley HERE.
After we spent a short period of time touring the museum we decided it was time to head to the town of Sutter Creek, that way those that wanted to go wine tasting ( hubby and myself) and those that wanted to just explore, Liz and our daughters, could enjoy doing so independently of each other. Now before you think I did not snap any photos of this day out, do not fret, I took plenty as did Liz ( see her links above for her beautiful images) , but before I share the photos I took, I want to share a few more links from previous visits to the area that we were in... mainly because this go around I decided to share images of things, places and settings that caught my eye, and less about the wineries, wine tasting rooms and towns we visited, secondly for those of you who are new fans, I wanted share previous daycation posts to show you that my blog is not just about Muse Cottage *giggle*
Sunday through my lens.....
|Our day started out with a lovely chilled|
bottle of white wine and....
|Liz, relaxing in the cool shade provided|
by the umbrella.
|Two of our lovely daughters that came|
along for the ride, Angel, to the left and
Rebecca to the right.
|The camera was then on occasion turned on me....|
|... and my wonderful hubby.|
|...soon the scenery took front and center .....|
|Iverson Winery has amazing views!|
|After Iverson it was over to Sobon Estate...|
|This old guy had the right idea .... it was beginning to feel like nap time.|
|Time to explore Sutter Creek|
|The temps rising, many locals found a lovely way to cool off.|
|Back alleys always capture my heart|
|Next time, I am going to go explore and wine taste in this|
wine bar located in the old theater!
|Contrasts in one of the many alley ways|
|Scenes from the past|
|Time for wine at Bella Grace|
|Views from the wine tasting room, which is located in a very old home,|
and surrounded by history at every turn.
|caught in the act|
|Forget me Not|
|Indeed! Our choice, Cinque tasting room|
|After a few sips of wine, we explored a little home, garden shop....I|
was in heaven!!!!
|Everything needed for a Fairy Garden... think I will visit as often as I can.|
|Of course I left with a bag!|
|more lovely views|
|This looks like a "next time we come" place to stop, eat and have a glass of wine.|
|My little Fairy I brought home... so peaceful sitting on my mantle.|
|While out on our little adventure, my friend Liz|
gave me a lovely gift, a book she brought from
France and has had many years, and she included
a short, but very sweet note!
|Opening page of the book|
|A little peek inside.....|