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Taking Time Off!

Dear Friends,I'm taking a while off from blogging due to my mother passing away Sunday, November 6, 2016. I will be back as soon as I can be home at my own computer. Right now I am spending time with my family in Orange, Texas.Love you all!

Sailing in San Francisco Bay...

Friday morning we ate breakfast at the greatest little place in Sausalito! Don had eaten there with Meredith on one of their daddy/daughter trips and highly recommended it. We found out just how fabulous it was.We drove to a local market, picked up some things for our sailing excursion and headed to Treasure Island to meet Dave and Priscilla, our captain...

Sausalito, California July 2016 #MadrigalWinery

July took us to California one more time for a Lobster boil at Sbragia Family Vineryards. But one stop in Sausalito by the bay to enjoy great food and friends was a must. Natalie and Mike, my daughter and son-in-law, were with us to enjoy three days of NoCal, wine, sailing and food!We began our adventure with a toast to the four of us at Poggio's Restaurant,...

Sbragia Family Vineyards #sbragiafamily Lobster and Chardonnay Dinner on the Patio!

Near the end of July, we headed to Geyserville, CA to enjoy some lobster and Sbragia Chardonnay with the Sbragia's at their Dry Creek Valley tasting room! We found out about this event for wine club members in April on our river cruise in France. Not living in California or near the tasting room has made it almost impossible to attend events they have...

Drink Rosés Now (or all year round if you're like me) #darkhorsewines #TBWines #BostonWineExpo

My youngest daughter, Abigail and I recently went shopping at the local Tom Thumb for food and drinks for her twelve days here in Dallas this past summer. Of course, little Adelyn and Rayleigh had their own opinion about what they wanted to eat which was quite different from their mommy's idea.But when it comes to wine, my daughters and I pretty much...

Pairing 101: Rosé All Day at Molto Formaggio, The Cheese Shop #MoltoFormaggio

My youngest daughter, Abigail and I, attended a cheese class at the end of July offered by Molto Formaggio in Highland Park Village. I had been to a couple of them where they serve foods to pair with their wines, but never a "class" where you learn how to pair the wines.This was a class for pairing of rosés with their cheeses that were out of this world.We...

Some French Wines We've Had Recently

At the Dallas Country Club-2009 Château Pindefleurs, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru $34the back label-love the font-so beautifulAt T.J's Seafood on Royal and Preston-2015 Château de Campuget Rosé $15, Rhône, France. This is a beautiful peony pink rosé that is delicious!Our trip to Carlsbad, California to a wedding in June!In La Jolla, Calfornia-2009 Château...

Some French Wines I Forgot!

It took two weeks and many hours to blog about our taste of Bordeaux trip to France. In doing so, I left out some of the wines we either tasted onboard the AmaDolce at the evening dinners or in one of the villages we toured. All of the foods were fabulous and beautiful as well. Two of our waiters that we loved were:Michael (I called him Jamaica).He...

Charles De Gaulle Airport

Waiting for the train to go to our terminal!I'm still looking for souvenirs to purchase with those last Euros!20 Euros wouldn't go very far in Hermês!I spent almost all the Euros in here! We had 3,20 left.We didn't want to leave France!our last meal on the planeGoodbye France-thank you Lord and American Airlines for getting us to and from France safely!

Day 13 Night Before Departure Day

Pullman Paris Roissey CDG Airport HotelThis is where we stayed the last night before departing to the USA. This was the most modern architecture we had seen in two weeks!lobbyour roomlobby barthe restaurantthe menu-had the steak tartare again-so deliciousthe wine cellarthe fabulous wine we had at dinnerthe back labelthe Don beside a red paper bull

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