This is Monday, January 17, 2017!
Day off of work? Escape the city with your friends. Add in some free wine tasting, some steaks, fries, and a visit to Ostrichland.
Prepare yourself for a lot of ostrich shots. Couldn’t contain myself.
Good morning! A bit of a late start, but hey, the day before Zeen ran a half marathon and we were up like 4am for that.
My. Legs. Are. Sore. From. Walking. Around. All. Day.
I feel like I walked more than 8 miles, but hey. I’m complaining…
Tweedy in motion
Evidence from the late night dinner we had from Taco Bell the night before
Poured some coffee
And started packing up for wine country
He does this every morning and evening, whenever you say “WAAAALK” in a high pitched voice but it still cracks me up every time.
Sufi and his Mickey. He tries to take Mickey on every walk…
Any surface? I’ll put my shit on it.
Picking up Kiki soon, I’m running a little late it’s my baaaad.
Pimples and irritated eczema skin hello hello
Put clothes on and scurried out the door
Out the door, and here we goooo
Quick Ralphs stop
Sometimes you need some emergency deodorant
Picking up some cheeses and lil’ picnic supplies
Made it to Kiki’s place
Loading up the car with more food
And some of my favorite people
So off we go to Solvang/Buellton–we came up for wine tasting a few months ago, Zach and Kiki jointly acquired a membership to a wine club which means we have to come pick up bottles every few months. That also means free tastings for the day at a few different wineries! Not a horrible errand to take.
The drive is approximately 2 hours away from Los Angeles
All of my annoying blank CDs that drives Zach nuts whenever we take my car anywhere
I’m a bad person and can’t remember the name of the winery…
About half way through our tasting, they announced a winery tour…why the heck not
Started outside at this cork tree. It’s actually squishy like cork!
Walked out to the vineyard portion
T-shaped grape vines
Spool-y processing thinggy
Button pushy thing
Vats and shiz
Endless rows and rows and rows of wine
After the tour we grabbed our picnic from the car
Firestone! That’s the winery. I cheated, I saw the label in these photos ehehe.
Cheese and salami and crackers
Cheers to lunch!
Looking up the next stop
And away we go
Get low in the grapes
Lincourt, a cute little yellow house overlooking their vineyard.
Could we get some wiiine, plz
Tasting a few more things here
Driving through Solvang to get to a special…place…
Excited for the most beautiful light as we approached…
DO YOU FEEL THE JOY
Pay like $6 or $7 and you get a tray of food to feed the babies
You walk out the back and it’s a beautiful landscape and little ostriches dotting the land.
They eating super quickly, so I was cracking up going through these photos because you can see the slow mo chaos of the ostriches throwing food into their mouths
Kiki so thrilled to participate
They eat so aggressively, but so cutely in a way? Just so delighted to hang with them.
“Look at their feet…”
Found this photo of Sufi
We walked out with delightful memories and empty trays
DUN FEED ME
Hungry for steak
Last winery stop
Nothing better than being totally leisurely with friends. Just da beeeest.
Fancy seein’ you here
Sunset, time to get dinner
Hitching Post II!
Pro tip: Make a reservation! It’s a popular place even if it’s on the road side
A serious steak decision had to be made
GARLIC GARLIC GARLIC ROASTED GARLIC
I got to squeeze out the little babies
Lil’ angel baby garlics
Soup starter to share with Zeenie
And we shared this beautiful yummy steak and fries
*HAPPY STEAK FACE*
Raspberry cheese cake
What. A. Feast.
What a fancypants day we had
The stars were POPPIN’
7:30 pm. We’ve had such a classy day, let’s mix it up and pop by the casino
I had my $10 donation ready
We split off, Kiki and Zach did their blackjack thang
I gave my $10 to the slots….hahah
Then Ders and I had some screen time
*Tired casino eyes*
Then we started the long drive home
Made it back to LA after a bunch of random traffic
Back to the pups
Home and exhausted (even though I’m not the one who drove)
*Slept in the car face*
Prepped the coffee the next day
The dishes were a bit chaotic, so I just did a quick midnight tidy
Tweedy using the computer
Getting ready for bed
Opened my Tatcha package! Love getting stuff from them, their wrapping is always so beautiful and calming. I get my moisturizer from Tatcha, but only order during sales or deals (cuz it’s pricey!!!) so this time I got a gift set with any $100+ order (which the cream I use for eczema is) and look at all my new goodies.
Left Zach on the couch
While the pups and I watched The Fall
Can’t stop watching……….fell asleep after 1am. *Whew*
Much love friends.