Monday, February 27, 2006

Stitches Recap, Part 2

This is the second installment of our Stitches 2006 trip recap...

The next morning we had a great pancake breakfast at IHOP and headed south to the Central Coast. We stopped at 2 highly recommended wineries in the Templeton/Paso Robles area, Eberly and Castoro Cellars. And got our drink on. We had some great luck and really enjoyed almost all the wine we tried.


We went in on a couple super yummy bottles for our next dinner party as well as some Champaign chocolate sauce - Mmmm...chocolate. Here we are after visiting Eberly - I swear this picture looks way worse that it was, although we did all end up with those stupid drinking-in-the-middle-of-the-day headaches.


After the wineries (and a little rest to make sure we were ok to drive), we drove out to Cambria and visited the Ball & Skein & More, which was just yarn overload after the market place. We had a bite to eat and then made our way to Shell Beach and the Cliffs Resort. We got our cool little fireplace going and hung out until our heads stopped hurting and it was time once again for dinner.


This time I asked how far away the restaurant was - see I learn from my mistakes - well, usually. We ate at the Cracked Crab where they steam all the crab you want and then dump in the middle of the table for you to fight over. The Dungeness Crab was super yummy and so was their crab bisque. By the time we were done it was 10:30 and I'm pretty sure we were the last people there. Back at the room, we all got ready for bed, but for some reason sleep did not come to poor little Nonnahs and Dis. We ended up forcing ourselves to go to bed at around 2:00 am, but only after much knitting and girl talk :-)

Our final day and drive home was also fairly painless - well at least after a crazy encounter with our waitress that morning who said someone needed to die since we failed to tell her at the "correct" time that we had breakfast vouchers from the hotel - No tip for you! ::said Soup Nazi style:: I also got a chance to meet up with a friend from college who lives in the SLO area while Nasus and Nonnahs had a nice walk to the beach.


So if you are still reading, thank you for letting us share our fun weekend with you. We had a great time and really look forward to the next one - good thing we have a trip to Mammoth planned for March!

6 comments:

insubordiknit said...

omg, i wanna move there and make you all be my friends!

christine said...

What a fun trip!
The coastal picture looks like a postcard!

Chris said...

Oh, it sounds fabulous. So jealous! :)

Nonnahs said...

Thanks for the fabulous recaps- and for the much needed morning laugh! :)

PS: 4 words: Evil giant poodle eyes!

Mouse said...

Looks like a great trip to me! Except of course for the evil waitress and the wine headaches..

Nasus said...

Ahh...the poodles...