Friday, May 6, 2011

The Wine Country



We are currently celebrating my husband's birthday by having triple cream brie, a fresh baguette, some tiny gherkins, and more than a tad of a great bottle of wine for lunch -  all in the lush California wine country. If ever there is a time to nap after lunch - it is in the wine country. The European cultures that nap after lunch have it right.

I've been thinking about all of those generations where people drank beer and wine throughout the day - how in the world did they ever get anything accomplished?


18 comments:

T said...

This all looks luscious and fun! Happy birthday to hub!!

Natalie said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday to me! Happy Birthday to Mr A. ♥

Brian Miller said...

haha. i dunno...hope your hubs has a great birthday!

Expat From Hell said...

One of the most delightful places on this earth. Soak it up! EFH

Whitney Lee said...

I have wondered the same thing. Happy celebrating!

DJan said...

Now THAT is a great way to commemorate a birthday! And then you share it? Thank you!

ellen abbott said...

I think they watered it down.

I have heard the the 'siesta' countries are trying to do away with it as it makes doing business with non-siesta countries difficult.

Nancy said...

T - Thanks!

Natalie - It is the perfect b-day for him and for me, too!

Brian - Thanks.

Expat - It truly is that, Expat.

Whitney - And the had so much work to do, too.?

DJan - You would like this countryside, DJan.

Ellen - I think it should be the other way around!

Here Under the Rainbow said...

So happy you are enjoying the wine country. It's peaceful walking among the vineyards, isn't it?

I think our culture could benefit from afternoon siestas. I hope on your next post, you will recommend some fabulous wines.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. Happy Mother's Day to you.

I know I'm not worth much after a couple glasses of wine!

gypsywoman said...

hmmmmm......sippin' on wine all day - i'm guessing they were just "happy" about everything including work!

happy happy bday to the bday guy - and happy day to you, nancy!

by the way, my fave lunch no matter the day!

T said...

Off topic - but happy mom's day!

claudia said...

Love that corner of our world! I only pass through on my way to Clearlake though. Sounds like a wonderful birthday treat.
Happy Mother's Day tomorrow!

Suitcase Sallie said...

Sounds like the perfect day to me!

The Redhead Riter said...

Happy Mother's Day to all women - mothers and all those who want to be a mother! I hope you have a wonderful day!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

happy mother's day, nancy!

Hilary said...

It sounds delightful and those grapes make me drool. Happy Birthday to your hubby.

Nancy said...

Here - I wouldn't hesitate to suggest some fine wines, but was a little disappointed that they were not pouring their less expensive wines. It seemed as though they were all over $25 per bottle. A change from our last visit - 12 years ago.

Pat - Thank you! I'm not either, a couple glasses and I'm pretty much finished for the day.

Gypsy - Thank you! I hope you had a lovely day as well.

T- Thank you - same to you!

Claudia - Thank you! You must stop a sip a few wines on your way to Clearlake.

Sallie - Yep, not bad!

Riter - Thank you! I loved your addition of all women who want to become mothers...

Gypsy - Thank you - same to you!

Hilary - Thank you - I do think he enjoyed it. I loved that pic as well.