Saturday, February 17, 2024

2024 California Road Trip - Day #6 — Cambria

We had breakfast brought to the room for the second day in a row (scrambled eggs). Connecting with Debbie, Jim and Murphy after breakfast, we walked around Carmel Beach to the Carmel River Beach. It was raining lightly off and on. In total, we covered three miles in one hour and seventeen minutes.

Today is moving day. We are going to make a jump from Carmel to Cambria. Packing up the room and loading the car, we were on the road before 11:30 am. It rained hard for most of the drive.

Sharon's old law clerk had suggested a number of places to wine taste near Paso Robles, but we couldn't get a reservation at any of them. We ended up at Pear Valley Estate Wine. With a quick stop in Soledad at Taco Bell, it took us about 2 1/2 hours to get there.

When we got there, the place was overrun with people. There was live music playing. Along one wall, it looked like a group was having a kids pizza party! Nevertheless, although it was loud, it turned out to be a nice tasting. The wines were pretty good and the person serving us (Simon) did a nice job. We ended up buying a couple of bottles to take with us.

From there, it was another forty-five minutes to Cambria. We are spending two nights at the Cambria Landing Inn & Suites. Sharon was grumby about the hotel; it was not up to her usual standards...

Sharon and I had an early dinner at Madeline's. We split a Madeline Salad [Lettuce, red onion, Granny Smith apples, goat cheese, roasted beets and hazelnuts with a apple cider vinaigrette]. For entrees, we both had the fresh fish special with flounder.

After a very late night on Friday, we crashed very early. We watched Four Weddings and Funeral while we were falling asleep.

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