I’ll Drink To That…
Well, I don’t have to tell most of you…this Grandma LOVES her grape!
On our Hill Country Adventure…we stopped at several wineries.
Our favorite by far, was Grape Creek Vineyards!
It took us back to our Sonoma memories of years past.
The facilities are beautiful and the grounds are breathtaking.
Their gift shop carried the most gorgeous items.
The image above was taken at Torre di Pietra Winery. It comes with an amusing story…
As we pulled into their property, I saw vineyards in front of the winery. (Most are in the back of the property)
So, I told Tarzan to pull over. I just HAD to get a shot of the grapes.
I go running over to them and start photographing.
All of a sudden, I feel severe pain down at my feet!
I look down, and there is FIRE ANTS all over me.
I start jumping up and down, stomping and yelling…maybe using some unkind words…smile.
In the background, I can hear Tarzan…laughing VERY LOUDLY, slapping his hands on his legs!
In the middle of this, I stop and look back at him and say, “Really! You are going to laugh as I am getting eaten alive?”
He says, “I couldn’t help it…you were hilarious!
I reply, “Tarzan, always comes to Jane’s rescue”
He says, “Tarzan will try to do better next time.”
We then traveled up north in Hill Country and found this gem, way out in the boon docks!
It is called, Texas Hill Country Olive Co., what a delight it was.
We tasted many different Olive Oils. Who knew there could be such a vast number of them?
The winner in our opinion, was the Terra Verde Lemon Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Of course, we had to bring a bottle home with us.
Afterwards, you proceed to their wine tasting…Aren’t new experiences delightful?
This is Flat Creek Estate in Marble Falls, Tx.
We thought we would never find this beauty!!
Literally, we drove for miles and miles in the country till we found this destination.
But, it was oh, so worth it.
The grounds were just fabulous! GORGEOUS…we could of stayed there all day and looked out at the hills.
Of course, with a Vino in our hand.
You might recall, that Texas has had their share of rain, floods and very bad weather!
Wouldn’t you know, this is when we were taking our road trip.
We enter Pedernales Falls State Park, and were warned immediately…
THAT IT WAS VERY DANGEROUS!
They had conservation officers EVERYWHERE to monitor the people coming in.
Here is what we saw! Flash floods of mud and water, just crashing powerfully down the falls.
IT was a site to behold.
Before we left, we hiked down as close as we could to get a shot of the water with Tarzan.
He might be a stinker, but he does make me smile.
We should not choke back, our laughter, because the tears stain our days. ~ George Butterick
Have a great day my friends.