Thursday, August 04, 2022

August 2022 Paso Robles - Day #2

Up fairly early, we wandered downtown Paso Robles. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a nice area with lots of resturants, shops and bars. I exceeded my expectations.

We had breakfast in the Pony Club at the hotel. It is included with the room.

Afterward breakfast, we got cleaned up. I did an hour call with my enterprise directors and managers to review the changes announced late Wednesday.

Since Sharon retired earlier this year, she has talked about making a trip down the coast to visit a number of people, including the people that she worked with at the Templeton Fa/rm Credit West office. The plan for the day was to meet up with a group for lunch and a wine tasting.

We spent some time visiting at the Templeton office. Eventually, we loaded up a vehicle with the five of us (Ryan, Hailey, Amanda, Sharon and I) and headed to Opolo Vineyards. We had a leisurely lunch and wine tasting. At one point, one of the owners joined us.

At lunch, I mentioned how Drew and Carmen were renting Johnny Weissmuller's summer home in Orinda. No one knew who Weissmuller was; that made me feel old...

By the time we got back to the room, it was after 3:30 pm. Sharon and I took a short nap.

In the late afternoon, we wandered into the downtown. There was concert going on in the square. We had a drink at The Alchemists' Garden. We made a short stop back at the hotel. Afterwards, we had a glass of wine at the Serial Wines Tasting Room.

We finished the night with dinner at Thomas Hill Organics. As a starter, we split the Farmer's Market Burrata. For entrees, Sharon had the Petite Filet [mushroom risotto, calabrian broccolini salad, italian salsa verde], while I had Lamb Ragu [pappardelle, braised lamb, sofrito, pecorino, basil].

Wandering back through the square, we crashed very early.

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