Wine tasting in Sonoita
Did a little wine tasting this Saturday. Headed down to Sonoita. Hit some of our favorite Vineyards and tried a new one called Charron Vineyards located in Vail just 25 miles north of Sonoita. Nice place to taste and great views. The road to the vineyard is dirt but the NX handled it pretty well.
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After lunch we did some more wine tasting then headed home. A nice day out great weather and good wine, no complaints here! - September 12, 2015
Earlier this year!
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Silent Auction 2015
We had another successful Silent Auction this year raising over $1500 for the “Adopt a Family” charity. Every year we raise money to buy Christmas gifts for children of families that cannot afford to buy gifts. We had a good turnout, around 50 people. Did something a little different this year we had Bloody Mary bar and omelettes. It was a nice change and I think overall everyone had a good time. If you would like to see a slideshow of the event, please click on this link.
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PNB Paribas Open 2015
Another great PNB Paribas open. We were able to see good singles and doubles matches. We saw Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer playing doubles with different partners. Also were able to see Sloane Stevens and Madison Keys up and coming American women’s tennis players.
And of course it was great to see John and Vicki during the time we were there. Tried a few new restaurants this year. Babe’s which has great BBQ and new Mexican restaurant which had very tasty food. Looking forward to next year.
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Wine Tasting in Temecula
Heading back home we drove to Temecula from Palm Desert. It was a very nice drive starting on Hwy 74. It took about 2 hour to get there. We would have got there sooner but got a bit lost in Temecula. Of course went to our favorite Winery Doffo for a tasting. Needless to say we gained a few more bottles to our wine collection. Had a nice meal at B. J.’s but found out about a good steak house in the old part of town which we plan to try next time we are in Temecula.
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Taylor Guitar Factory Tour
To top things of we ended our vacation doing a Taylor Guitars Factory tour. It was really amazing to see each step of the process how the guitars are made. Starting from the raw wood all the way to the finished product. This is a must for all Taylor guitar fan’s or just people wanting to see how a high quality guitar is made. The tour is free Monday through Friday at 1:00pm. Don’t work if the initial group is full they will start a new group to do the tour. After the tour ends you can tryout the different models in their playing rooms. I tested the new 614ce and it was very nice sounding. But still love my 2014 714ce LTD.
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90th Tucson Rodeo
Over the weekend I went to an event sponsored by Canon. The event was at Tucson Rodeo which was celebrating its 90th Anniversary. Its the 21 biggest Rodeo in the United States. This was my first Rodeo which turned out to be a lot of fun. There were all sorts rodeo events with participants as young as 4 years old all the way to Pro Men and Women Rodeo events. The events included RAM Mutton Bustin' , Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc and Bareback riding.
Canon supplied lenses and cameras and was situated in a good place to photograph the Rodeo. They served lunch and drinks as part of the event. Considering it was my first rodeo I would say I took some good shots. Have a look!
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New years 2015
Started of the new year with 4 inches of snow. Temps have been down to the mid 20’s. Did not do our regular New Years eve Dinner at the Keg, hope to do it next year. PNB Paribas Open is right around the corner. Looking forward to good tennis and food. Will take a detour down to Temecula at the end for some wine tasting and a tour at Taylor Guitars just south of Temecula. 

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