December 6-7, 2014 The Birthdays

Gosh, we are getting old! But that means a lot of birthdays and a lot of birthday celebrations. This year George and I decide to indulge in some wine tasting in Sonoma Valley and then dinner and overnight in Guerneville at the Applewood Inn and Restaurant. As usual we let John and Karen come along.

The best wine tasting of the day is at Chateau St. Jean. Since it is too chilly and wet to sit outside on the porch, we are ushered into their Vineyard Room and served many, many fine wines by a knowledgeable employee.

Chateau St. Jean
Chateau St. Jean

After fumbling around trying to find some place open for lunch on Sunday, we opt for some fast food, try tasting at a couple more wineries and make our way up to Guerneville for our stay at the Applewood Inn. We take a little rest until it is time for dinner.
Applewood Inn
Applewood Inn
Our room
Our room

We decide on the tasting menu at the restaurant. It is all really excellent. The picture is of the lamb chop which is almost always on the menu.
Lamb chop at the Applewood Inn Restaurant
Lamb chop at the Applewood Inn Restaurant

After a fine breakfast which is included in the room rate, we head for home. Another year behind us, we begin talking about what to do next year.

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