Seems like everyone is on the road these days and we didn’t want to be left behind. Unfettered and unmasked, we were ready for a road trip. We headed up San Marcos Pass, rising above the fog and spent a blissful two hours between the time I stopped whining about June Gloom and the CE started wailing about the heat. Whoa, it was definitely getting toasty!
So glad I brought my puffer
Luckily, the welcome mat was out at our favorite Paso Robles destination and the air conditioning was on!
As lovely as ever.
Somehow the heat didn’t seem to affect our appetites. We had a typically perfect dinner at Thomas Hill Organics…I always order the empanadas.
And a shady courtyard lunch at BL Brasserie, where the service and experience are much improved from our visit last fall. It certainly didn’t hurt that our server kept walking past with a nice chilled bottle of Sancérre…
And we discovered that if the heat is really on, you can always walk over to the newest hotel in town, The Piccolo, for a cocktail at Tetto, their rooftop bar. Or if you just can’t wait for the elevator, there’s always the Moët & Chandon vending machine in the lobby!
Of course the party truly started when these two arrived…
After a spectacular dinner at Il Cortile last night we actually turned up the heat because we can never turn down those homemade s’mores in the Hotel Cheval courtyard.
And today is a new day. Breakfast is served…
And we’re headed out with an expected high – thank goodness – of only 94 degrees.
Gotta run…all that Paso wine isn’t going to drink itself!