29 June 2010

California dreamin'

Ah, California ... a good place to wrap up our trip and take away some memories.Fritz, and his owners, enjoyed a walk on the beach.
There's nothing like a walk through the giant redwoods to make you feel small. This one had a charcoal opening at the bottom and green branches some 200 ft. above.
Then it was time for a wine and food tasting at the Kendall-Jackson Winery in Sonoma County where the 2006 Highland Estates Alisos Hills Syrah was paired with a sweet tea brined ranch pork belly slider with Syrah BBQ sauce. We could get used to this!
Now this is a Texas size bottle of the bubbly.
A walking tour of San Francisco rounded out our California sightseeing. It's a beautiful city where, among other things, people have very strong opinions about where their coffee beans are grown.