Friday, August 05, 2022

August 2022 Paso Robles - Day #3

Up early, Sharon and I did a short walk around the downtown. The City Park includes a historic Carnegie Library. Back at the room, we got cleaned up and started packing up the room. Sharon wasn't able to book three nights at the La Chavel Hotel so we are changing hotels for tonight. The La Chavel Hotel turned out to be a little disappointing; more on that in a future post.

We had breakfast at hotel and then packed up the car. The plan for the day was to spend the morning with Lee. Talking to Hailey yesterday, she recommended the zoo in Atascedero. Scooping Lee up about 9:15 am, we headed to the Charles Paddock Zoo.

It was a perfect venue for Lee. It took us about an hour and fifteen minutes to tour the small zoo and pick out a stuffed flamingo in the gift shop.

Heading back to Paso Robles, we had lunch at Roots on Railroad at The Backyard on Thirteenth. I had an Ahi Poke Bowl, Sharon had a Smash Burger and Lee had a kids hot dog.

After dropping Lee off, we headed to the Courtyard Marriot in Paso Robles. We are staying one night on points. They didn't have a room ready for early check-in.

Using a list from her friends in the Templeton office, Sharon and I spent the afternoon wine tasting. The first stop was Brecon Estate. Looking for somewhere with a view, the second stop was Calcareous Vineyard. While it had a great view, the server forgot about us. Sharon had to go hunt him down. We did end up with the tasting and some food comped.
After checking into the hotel and getting settled, we headed to Sensorio. This was on a list of things to do from the La Cheval Hotel. I made a huge tactical error by not dressing warming enough... Huddling near some firepits in the VIP area, we had a chicken burrito from a food truck for dinner.

I really enjoyed walking the site; it was very cool! I highly recommend a visit. There is an article about the show in the New York Times here.

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