Wine tasting in Carmel Valley aka the day I acted like Templeton

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Yesterday I went for a run to the beach.  It’s been awhile since work kinda sucked me in last week so it was nice to get back to doing what I love. 

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Kicking my legs up and sunning is my current favorite post run traditions.  It allows me to stare deep into my Mizuno’s and whisper sweet nothings.  Or not.

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Let’s back up to Sunday.  The first day M + I had off together in a long time.  We hit up Benihana’s for a little teppanyaki action.  This place is always a great idea, except when you’re hangry or in a hurry.

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With full bellies, we headed to Carmel Valley to wander around and do a little wine tasting. 

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Mike made a ton of new friends with his shirt.

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We loved the Chesebro Winery not only because their wine rocked, but they have a Jack Russell! 

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Carmel Valley does this whole wine tasting thing right.

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We hit up 3 wineries total, Joyce was my favorite.  We picked up a couple bottles of their Rose that I can not wait to crack open when my BFF R comes later this month.  I am counting down the minutes.

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I loved the name Twisted Roots, but their wine wasn’t my fav.  I’m not a fan of oak cask {steel cask FTW} and I thought it was a little odd they served their chard at room temp.  Dang now I sound like I know what I’m talking about or something.

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We stopped for tacos in Carmel on our way home which was another strike out.  Who puts a super sweet frosting like sauce on tacos?  Weird. 

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Buuuuut ya can never go wrong with a little fro yo action to end a fun day. 

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File this under #truth


Tell me 4 things you did last weekend!

Share your last less than stellar meal out?

Favorite Starburst color?

Red + yellow.  I made up this game so I can say two. Winking smile


13 Comments on “Wine tasting in Carmel Valley aka the day I acted like Templeton

  1. Pink is def my fav!! Last, less than stellar meal out would have to be a spagetti dinner I was really looking forward to at my fav pasta place. We didn’t end up getting into that one so went somewhere else and I didn’t love my spagetti and it didn’t come with yummy soft bread like the other place 🙁

  2. Four things I did- 1. Had a girls day with my mom, sister’s and one niece. We had mani’s/pedi’s courtesy of my brother in law. 2. Tried a Razz-ber-ita for the first time- too sweet! 3. went to spin class. 4. Bought a brand new Can Am Spyder!!! Soooo excited to go riding!!
    Pink is my favorite flavor of Starburst. Less than stellar meal out- while on vacation in Georgia- undercooked salmon. No thank you!

  3. 4 things I did ~ 1. Went to a Supercross Party for the finals. 2. Had a protein shake for dinner almost every night. I was home alone for the week and didn’t feel like cooking. 3. Got off crutches. 4. Caught up on the DVR. My favorite starburst color is pink. The last less than stellar meal out involved poor service but the food was great. When I receive bad service it ruins the experience.

  4. 4 things from last weekend… We went to long island, we hung out with old friends and drank wine and ate amazing food (at home not out bc we both have kids), I ran a half marathon and we got to eat NYC pizza.. over all great wknd!

    My fav starburst flavor is hands down pink! I actually don’t eat any other ones…

  5. Ending any day with fro you automatically makes it twice as good.

    I am not a huge Starburst fan, but when I eat them I only eat the pink ones.

  6. Starbust RED!!!! We had a baseball double header, family bike ride, spent the day boating on Sunday and grilled out Sunday night. GREAT weekend!!!!

  7. Last weekend was full of running, work, movie watching and relaxing before a crazy 3 weeks begins. It was relaxing but now things are kicked into high gear!!

  8. My less than stellar meal was actually the pizza I picked the other night. The boys liked their choices but mine wasn’t great – we ended up pitching most of it.

  9. At first glance I saw Starbucks not Starburst…so I guess love to me is when someone gets you a Starbucks! I had sushi on Sunday and it wasn’t very good or fresh so that was pretty sucky. Luckily, we had sake to help but man it was a bummer.

  10. Favorite starburst color = pink! Last weekend I went to a yoga festival, hung out at a friends beach house, made granola, and went to an etsy craft fair. Looks like you had a great time! Made me crave fro yo 🙂

  11. Favorite Starburst – the red ones! okay….(a) I have the exact same sports bra…we would be twins (b) I think it’s so cute that you and Mike both have your legs crossed in the picture…whether planned or not…still cute!!!!

  12. You looked like you had a fun weekend (minus the tacos)
    My first dog was a Jack Russell mix <3 lovely fellows!
    I spent the weekend celebrating my teammates PRs and BQ from their marathons! It was quite the party. Then my bff and I went to get gelato and did some light shopping 😉
    My favourite starbursts are red/pink so my BF has to eat all the other ones unless if I buy those mini packs that only have reds/pinks – only then will I share them haha.

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