What could be better than spending a beautiful spring-like day downtown snacking on chocolates, sipping delicious wines, listening to great music, and visiting some funky new shops? Umm, nothing! That's why my mom and I went up to the Sweetheart Stroll in downtown Atascadero this afternoon, and, boy was it fun!
We discovered several awesome new wineries this time around including Vines on the Marycrest . Their Summertime blush was delicious and by far our favourite of the day! I plan to purchase a bottle or two to enjoy this summer on the back patio!
We also enjoyed the Savignon Blanc from the Frolicking Frog (and rubbed the froggie's back for good luck!).
The Vinho Doce from Pierce Ranch Vineyards (who came all the way from Monterey!) is a dessert wine, which I normally don't like as they're very sweet and syrupy. However, this selection was very yummy and went really well with dark chocolate!
There was some great music by a band called Those Guys - I mean, who can argue with a rockin' jazz flute? They had people dancing on the sidewalk!
We met a lot of really wonderful people and everyone seemed to be having a great time! Who could blame them, though? It was a beautiful warm, sunny day, the wine and treats were flowing and there were so many new shops to browse, as well as some old favourites, one couldn't help but enjoy it!
Ahh, this picture makes me all nostalgic for the chilly joys of WeetaCon! Sadly I will be missing the 2011 gathering (due to a Big Awesome Trip in the works for next spring or summer), but I can always look forward to 2012!
Here are some contestants from the Miss Universe Pageant which is being held at the Mandalay Bay hotel later this month. I'm not sure what countries these girls represent, but I did hear a group of Chinese tourists cheering as one girl went by in front of this group, so apparently Miss China was in the house!
During our dinner at the Haufbrauhaus in Vegas, we were entertained by a great band, hilarious (but annoying drunk frat boys), and waitresses who enjoyed giving spankings! This gentleman, the "German Fabio" (as we called him), was all decked out in authentic lederhosen and played the cowbells, the accordion and the pan flute!